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Hawaii House of Representatives

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Type  Lower house
New session started  January 21, 2015
Term limits  None
Hawaii House of Representatives
Speaker of the House  Joseph M. Souki (D) Since January 16, 2013
Vice Speaker  John Mizuno (D) Since January 16, 2013
Majority Leader  Scott Saiki (D) Since January 16, 2013

The Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower house of the Hawaii State Legislature. Pursuant to Article III, Section 3 of the Hawaii Constitution, amended during the 1978 constitutional convention, the House of Representatives consists of 51 members representing an equal amount of districts across the islands. It is led by the Speaker of the House elected from the membership of the House, with majority and minority leaders elected from their party's respective caucuses. The current Speaker of the House is Joseph M. Souki.

Legislators are elected to two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. As in many state legislatures in the United States, the Hawaii House of Representatives is a part-time body and legislators often have active careers outside of government. The upper chamber of the legislature is the Hawaii State Senate.

Composition of the House of Representatives

The Democratic Party holds a supermajority of seats in the chamber (45 of 51 total seats).


Hawaii House of Representatives Wikipedia

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