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

  ENCOURAGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNIVERSITY OF
    HAWAII TO CLAIM THEIR 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, the public schools have not directly
14   received any ceded land moneys; and
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16        WHEREAS, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which is charged
17   with the betterment of native Hawaiians, receives one-fifth, or
18   twenty per cent, of ceded land revenues; and
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20        WHEREAS, the Department of Education and the University of
21   Hawaii should receive no less for the support and management of
22   the public schools and the state university system; now,
23   therefore,
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25        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
26   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
27   of 1999, that the Department of Education and the University of
28   Hawaii are encouraged to present their claim to the Governor
29   for direct receipt of twenty per cent of ceded land revenues to
30   support public lower and higher education; and
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32        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that it is the intent of the
33   Legislature that the Department of Education and the University
34   of Hawaii pursue their fair share of the ceded land claims; and
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 1        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Resolution be transmitted to the Chairperson of the Board of
 3   Education, the Superintendent of Education, the Chairperson of
 4   the Board of Regents, and the President of the University of
 5   Hawaii.
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