advocacy & government affairs

  • Government Relations

    BIA Hawaii works hard to address legislation affecting our industry. The Government Relations Committee works as BIA's guiding component for government advocacy. Members of the GRC and BIA staff often meet with area mayors and councils, chief building officials, state legislators and congressional committee chairmen.

    It is vitally important our members unite and make their voice heard at the Legislature! Requests for testimony are sent to members as bills affecting our industry are heard. Please take a moment to submit written testimony - your impact is far-reaching.

    To learn more about our priorities or to become involved in the committee, contact our Government Affairs Lobbyist, Stefanie Sakamoto stef@sakamotoconsulting.com for more information. 

  • 2024 Legislative Session

    BIA Hawaii's Government Relations Committee worked very hard to protect the industry this year during the legislative session, tracking 75 high priority bills that would have an impact on our members. 


  • Click HERE for the full listing of 75 priority bills tracked by BIA's GRC.

    Click HERE for the listing of 30 bills alive at the end of session.

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