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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.C.R. NO.            
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION

  ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO CLAIM ITS FAIR
    SHARE OF THE CEDED LAND REVENUES.



 1        WHEREAS, section 5(f) of the Admission Act established the
 2   public land trust for five purposes:  the support of public
 3   schools, the betterment of conditions of native Hawaiians, for
 4   the development of farm and home ownership, the making of
 5   public improvements, and for the provision of lands for public
 6   use; and
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 8        WHEREAS, the Admission Act clearly states that the use of
 9   ceded land revenues for any other purpose constitutes a breach
10   of trust, for which the State may be sued by the United States;
11   and
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13        WHEREAS, to date, ceded land moneys have not been directly
14   used for the development of farm and home ownership; and
15   
16        WHEREAS, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which is charged
17   with the betterment of native Hawaiians, receives one-fifth, or
18   twenty percent, of ceded land revenues; and
19   
20        WHEREAS, the Department of Agriculture should receive no
21   less for the development of farm ownership; now, therefore,
22   
23        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
24   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
25   of 1999, the Senate concurring, that the Department of
26   Agriculture is encouraged to present its claim to the Governor
27   for direct receipt of twenty percent of ceded land revenues for
28   the development of farm ownership; and
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30        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the intent of the
31   Legislature that the Department of Agriculture pursue its fair
32   share of the ceded land claims; and
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34        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
35   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the
36   Board of Agriculture.
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