Retail Merchants of Hawaii is committed to representing our members in all levels of government by being fully involved in the issues that affect the retail industry.  We provide our members with legislative information as well as being a resource for our members, government and the community to turn to regarding information on the retail industry.

RMH continually provides members with Eblast updates on pending legislation, measures up for hearing as well as newly enacted laws and ordinances.

During the 2023 Legislative session alone, a total of 3132 bills were introduced in the House and  Senate.  RMH tracked 317 bills that would have an impact on the retail industry and the community.  Issues include labor data collection, internship tax credit, raising or creating new taxes, environmental bans and mandates, employment practices, and allowing for unsecured bail to name a few. And then there are the retail specific issues that include but are not limited to bans on many personal care products and gas powered leaf blowers, manufacturing tax credits, and consumer protection data.

RMH also tracks and testifies on measures that are before the City and County councils on all of the islands.