Part I.  General Provisions


     10-1 Declaration of purpose

     10-2 Definitions

     10-3 Purpose of the office

     10-4 Office of Hawaiian affairs; established; general powers

   10-4.5 Authority over disbursements

     10-5 Board of trustees; powers and duties

     10-6 General duties of the board

     10-7 Board of trustees

     10-8 Organization; quorum; meeting

     10-9 Salaries; benefit; expenses

   10-9.5 Salary commission; established

    10-10 Administrator; appointment, tenure, removal

    10-11 Salary of the administrator

    10-12 Assistant; staff

    10-13 Appropriations; accounts; reports

  10-13.3 Interim revenue

  10-13.5 Use of public land trust proceeds

  10-13.6 Public land trust conveyed for the development of

          housing projects

    10-14 Repealed

  10-14.5 Budget preparation and submission; auditing

 10-14.55 Audit and report

  10-14.6 Legislative review

    10-15 Annual report

  10-15.5 Repealed

    10-16 Suits

    10-17 Grants; conditions and qualifications

    10-18 Hui ‘Imi advisory council

    10-19 Hawaiian registry

    10-20 Taro security; funding


        Part II.  Revenue Bonds

    10-21 Definitions

    10-22 Powers of the board

    10-23 Authorization of office projects and loan programs;

          issuance of revenue bonds

    10-24 Revenue bond anticipation notes

    10-25 Revenue bonds

  10-25.1 Federal tax-exempt status; preference; protection

  10-25.5 Support facility for variable rate revenue bonds

    10-26 CUSIP numbers

    10-27 Covenants in resolution authorizing revenue bonds

    10-28 Validity of bonds

    10-29 Bonds

    10-30 Payment and security of revenue bonds; revenue bonds

          not a debt of the State

    10-31 Office of Hawaiian affairs projects and loan programs

          to be self-supporting

    10-32 Office of Hawaiian affairs projects, loan programs,

          and bonds exempt from taxation

    10-33 Powers herein, additional to other powers

    10-34 Funding and refunding bonds; authorization and purpose

    10-35 Funding and refunding bonds; principal amount

    10-36 Limitation of authority


        Part III.  Training; Certain Boards, Commissions,

                   and Councils; Native Hawaiian and Hawaiian

                   Traditional and Customary Rights, Natural

                   Resource Protection and Access Rights,

                   and the Public Trust

    10-41 Training; applicability

    10-42 Training relating to native Hawaiian and Hawaiian

          traditional and customary rights, natural resources

          and access rights, and the public trust




  Commission on the thirteenth festival of pacific arts; report to 2018 legislature (ceases to exist on June 30, 2021).  L 2017, c 104.

  Kakaako makai; conveyance of certain parcels to office of Hawaiian affairs.  L 2012, c 15.

  Public land trust information system.  L 2011, c 54; L 2013, c 110.

  Use of lands in public land trust; payments and accounting requirements.  L 2006, c 178.


Cross References


  Allowance of indigenous Hawaiian architecture by county ordinances, see §46-1.55.

  Successor determination program, see §171-100.


Attorney General Opinions


  Office of Hawaiian affairs constitutionally valid.  Att. Gen. Op. 80-8.

  Legislature may not authorize office of Hawaiian affairs to use funds derived from public land trust to better the conditions of "Hawaiians", as defined in §10-2, distinguishing from "native Hawaiians" as defined in §5(f) of the Admission Act.  Att. Gen. Op. 83-2.


Law Journals and Reviews


  The Constitutionality of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.  7 UH L. Rev. 63.

  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Issue of Sovereign Immunity.  7 UH L. Rev. 95.

  The Native Hawaiian Trusts Judicial Relief Act:  The First Step in an Attempt to Provide Relief.  14 UH L. Rev. 889.

  Native Hawaiian Entitlement to Sovereignty:  An Overview.  17 UH L. Rev. 427.

  Courts in the "Age of Reconciliation":  Office of Hawaiian Affairs v. HCDCH.  33 UH L. Rev. 503 (2011).

  The Crown Lands Trust:  Who Were, Who Are, the Beneficiaries?  38 UH L. Rev. 213 (2016).

  Unwinding Non-Native Control Over Native America's Past:  A Statistical Analysis of the Decisions to Return Native American Human Remains and Funerary Objects under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 1992-2013.  38 UH L. Rev. 337 (2016).


Case Notes


  Does not violate §5 of the Admission Act.  921 F.2d 950.

  Appellant who contended, among other things, injury by the provisions of article XII of the state constitution and this chapter personally subjecting appellant to racial classification, lacked standing as appellant did not suffer an injury in fact.  342 F.3d 934.

  Plaintiff challenging constitutionality of article XII, §§5 and 6 of state constitution and this chapter, lacked standing, where plaintiff had not suffered any injury-in-fact.  188 F. Supp. 2d 1233.


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