Useful brochure by PAR (Public Access Room) of Hawaii State Legislature. "PAR serves the citizens of Hawai`i by providing facilities, services and equipment to enhance their ability to participate in the legislative process..." Click to visit PAR
You don't need to be a lawyer. The request doesn't have to be in writing although if there is a problem, a written request is easier to follow.
Click to see Using Hawai'i's Freedom of Information Law A Step-by-Step Guide