Our 2021 Legislative Recap is the fifth edition of our annual series. Because of the increased emphasis on the state budget this year, we partnered with the Hawai‘i Budget & Policy Center to take a closer look at Hawaii’s budget and how it funds and prioritizes health.
The Legislative Recap also includes write-ups of bills, sorted by category, on topics such as tobacco, cannabis, alcohol, kupuna care, criminal justice and policing reform, healthy eating and active living, housing, environmental health, and more. With nearly 3,000 bills introduced this year, staying informed of critical health issues can be overwhelming. We hope that you find this piece helpful and informative as you work on legislation to keep Hawai‘i residents healthy.