Hawaii House of Representatives
|Hawaiʻi House of Representatives|
|Hawaii State Legislature|
New session started
|January 16, 2013|
|Democratic Party (44)
Republican Party (7)
Length of term
|Authority||Article III, Hawaii Constitution|
|Salary||$48,708/year + per diem|
|November 6, 2012
|November 4, 2014
|Redistricting||Hawaii Reapportionment Commission|
|House of Representatives Chamber
Hawaii State Capitol
|Hawaii House of Representatives|
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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.
As of 2012, members of the Hawaii legislature are paid $46,272/year. Additionally, legislators receive $150/day for per diem for members living outside Oahu during session, and $120/day during the interim while conducting official legislative business. Members living on Oahu receive $10/day during the interim while conducting legislative business.
The $46,272/year that Hawaii legislators are paid as of 2011 is an increase over the $35,900 they were paid during legislative sessions in 2007. Per diem for members outside the Oahu area has increased from $120/day in 2007 to $150/day in 2011. 
Composition of the House of Representatives
The Democratic Party holds a supermajority of seats in the chamber (44 of 51 total seats).
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
|End of previous legislature (2012)||43||8||51||0|
|Latest voting share||86%||14%|
|Speaker of the House||Joseph M. Souki||Democratic||8|
|Majority Leader||Scott Saiki||Democratic||26|
|Minority Leader||Aaron Johanson||Republican||31|
- Named on January 15, 2013 as replacement for Gilbert S. C. Keith-Agaran, who was appointed to fill the State Senate seat vacated by Shan Tsutsui.
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "2011 Legislator Compensation Data"
- Empire Center, "Legislative Salaries Per State as of 2007"
- Tanji, Melissa (January 16, 2013). "Tapped for House, Woodson ready to work". MauiNow.com. Retrieved February 3, 2013.
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