Hawaii State Plan Update Phase 1

Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) Chapter 226 was enacted in 1978, after a multi-year cross-sector effort to develop goals and policies to guide the development of the State and to establish an integrated planning and implementation system to deliver on those policies.  The last comprehensive review of HRS Chapter 226 was initiated in 1983, completed in 1985, and resulted in the enactment of legislation to fine tune the goals, policies, and objectives of Part I and priority guidelines of Part III of the State Planning Act.

Since then, there have been significant changes in Hawaii’s economic, physical, and social conditions, technology, and the global marketplace, as well as in the constraints and opportunities the State faces as we plan for the future.

The Office of Planning (OP) is now undertaking a comprehensive review of HRS Chapter 226, the State Planning Act – with respect to how it aligns with current and emerging conditions and issues and its effectiveness in addressing the needs of Hawaii’s people and providing for Hawaii’s future.  Phase 1 of the update involves inventorying and reviewing all state department plans, strategic plans, functional plans, and capital improvement plans; identifying common themes and policy directions; developing findings as to the overall status of the plans and preparing findings and recommendations for next steps in the update of the State Planning Act.

Additional information about the Hawaii State Plan Update Phase 1 will be posted as it is finalized.  Please return to this page for updates.

Email the Special Plans Branch at dbedt.op.spbranch@hawaii.gov should you have questions or would like more information regarding the Hawaii State Plan Update Phase 1.