Hawaii Senate’s Opening Day Schedule

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REPORT FROM THE HAWAII SENATE  — Opening Day for the Twenty-Seventh Legislative session will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. As the economy shows positive signs of recovery, this year’s Senate Opening Day ceremony will include remarks by presiding officers, local musicians and honored guests will be allowed to be seated on the chamber floor.

Local entertainers Brother Noland, Manoa DNA, the Gleemen Plus of Honolulu and Danny Kaleikini are scheduled to perform during session.


Gallery seating will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.

Here is the Opening Day schedule:

  • Opening
  • Roll Call
  • Administration of Oath
  • Election of Officers
  • Senate President’s and Minority Leader’s Remarks
  • Business
  • Adjournment

Opening Day will be broadcast live on Oahu, on Olelo channel 53 and tape delayed for the neighbor islands.  For neighbor island broadcast information, please call the following public access organizations:

  • Kauai:  Ho’ike Community Television (www.hoike.org), phone (808) 246-1556 (no web-streaming).
  • Maui:   Akaku:  Maui Community Television (www.akaku.org), phone (808) 871-5554 (web-streaming available).
  • Big Island: Na Leo O Hawaii (www.naleo.tv), phone (808) 935-8874 (Hilo) or (808) 329-9617 (Kailua-Kona) (web-streaming available).