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Hawaii House of Representatives

NameHawai i House of Representatives
LegislatureHawaii State Legislature
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Term LimitsNone
New SessionJanuary 19, 2011
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House TypeLower house
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1Calvin K.Y. Say
Election1January 20, 1999
Leader2 TypeVice Speaker
Leader2Joey Manahan
Election2January 21, 2011
Leader3 TypeMajority Leader
Leader3Blake Oshiro
Election3November 13, 2008
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Gene Ward
Election4November 7, 2010
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle III, Hawaii Constitution
Salary$48,708/year + per diem
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(51 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(51 seats)
RedistrictingHawaii Reapportionment Commission
Political Groups1Democratic Party (43)
Republican Party (8)
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii

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The Hawaii House of Representatives is the lower house of the Hawaii State Legislature. Accord 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 Calvin Say.

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.

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