Hawaii Legislature shuts down indefinitely amid COVID-19 pandemic

The state Legislature has pulled the plug on its 2020 session amid the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and House Speaker Scott K. Saiki announced today that they will suspend the 2020 Legislative session, effective immediately, in accordance with guidelines issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“All hearings scheduled for (this afternoon) and the rest of the week have been postponed indefinitely,” the announcement said.


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