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SB642 SD1       (?)


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. (SD1)
Companion:
Package: None
Current Referral: HWN, JDC
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.

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

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SB642 SD1






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JDC 016 2/21/2019 9:00 AM View