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SB642 SD2       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.
Report Title: Hawaiian Language; State Law; Public Documents; Office of Language Access; Hawaiian Diacritical Marks
Description: Inserts article thirteen of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples into the Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires that Hawaiian be used for public acts and transactions. Directs the office of language access to provide services to Hawaiian language speakers. Requires the Hawaiian version of a law be held binding if the law in question was originally drafted in Hawaiian and then translated into English. Requires that ‘okina and kahako be used, when appropriate, in documents prepared by or for state or county agencies or officials, with certain exceptions. Amends existing law so that any rule, order, policy, or other act, official or otherwise, that prohibits or discourages the use of ‘okina and kahako, except those specifically designed for the benefit of native speakers of Hawaiian, shall be void. (SD2)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: WLH, JUD, FIN
Introducer(s): K. RHOADS

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1/18/2019SIntroduced.
1/22/2019SPassed First Reading.
1/24/2019SReferred to HWN, JDC.
1/25/2019SThe committee(s) on HWN has scheduled a public hearing on 01-29-19 1:15PM in conference room 016.
1/29/2019SThe committee(s) on HWN recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in HWN were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Shimabukuro, K. Kahele, Ihara, J.Keohokalole; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
2/7/2019SReported from HWN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 93) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to JDC.
2/7/2019SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to JDC.
2/15/2019SThe committee(s) on JDC will hold a public decision making on 02-21-19 9:00AM in conference room 016.
2/21/2019SThe committee(s) on JDC recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in JDC were as follows: 3 Aye(s): Senator(s) K. Rhoads, Wakai, Gabbard; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 2 Excused: Senator(s) Kim, Fevella.
3/1/2019SReported from JDC (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1023) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
3/1/2019S48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-19.
3/5/2019SReport Adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Harimoto). Transmitted to House.
3/5/2019HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 202) in amended form (SD 2).
3/7/2019HPass First Reading
3/7/2019HReferred to WLH, JUD, FIN, referral sheet 27
3/11/2019HBill scheduled to be heard by WLH on Wednesday, 03-13-19 10:00AM in House conference room 325.
3/13/2019HThe committee(s) on WLH recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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SB642 SD2






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
HWN 016 1/29/2019 1:15 PM View
JDC 016 2/21/2019 9:00 AM View
WLH 325 3/13/2019 10:00 AM View