We have been working with the Hawaiʻi State Archives to digitize all Hawaiʻi statutes--with a primary focus on collecting materials from the Kingdom era. The digital collection of statutes is quite comprehensive. The original statutes may be found using this call number: KFH 561 .A3.
A “statute” is a formal written enactment of a legislative authority that governs a particular jurisdiction (e.g., Kingdom, Provisional Government, Republic, Territory, and state and county). Common synonyms for “statute” include “law,” “act,” or “enactment.” Chronological compilations of statutes are commonly called “session laws;” topical compilations are commonly titled “code,” “compiled laws,” or “revised statutes.” “Codes” compile formal enactments of a legislative authority by topic or subject (e.g., penal code, which compiles criminal statutes), and generally have a detailed index to facilitate access. These compilations typically incorporate legislative updates as well.
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Please click on the following links to access this digitized collection.Early Laws by Decade:
- Pre Constitution Laws and Regulations 1831-1837
- Pre Constitution Laws and Regulations 1838-39
- Pre Constitution Laws and Regulations 1839
Statutes by Decade:
- Ke Kumu Kanawai a me Ke Kanawai Hooponopono Waiwai, 1840
- Ke Kumu Kanawai a me Ke Kanawai, 1841
- Translation of the Constitution and Laws, 1842
- Ke Kumu Kanawai a me Na Kanawai, 1842
- Statute Laws of His Majesty, 1846
- Kanawai i Kauia e ka Moi, 1846
- Statute Laws of His Majesty, 1847
- Kanawai i Kauia e ka Moi, 1847
- A Supplement to the Statute Laws of His Majesty, 1848
- He Kanawai Hoopai Karaima, 1850
- Civil Code of the Hawaiian Islands, 1859 [copy 1]
- Civil Code of the Hawaiian Islands, 1859 [copy 2]
- O Na Kanawai Kivila o ko Hawaii Pae Aina, 1859
- Statutes of the Hawaiian Kingdom Relating to Apprentices and Contract Laborers, 1882 (see Kahn - Laws page)
- Compiled Laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, 1884
- Na Kanawai Kivila o ke Aupuni Hawaii, 1889