REPORT TITLE:
OHA Trustee Election Recall


DESCRIPTION:
Clarifies that candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs
Trustee elections must be of Hawaiian descent.  (SD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           S.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS. 


BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Section 13D-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended to read as follows:
 
 3      "13D-2 Qualifications of board members.  No person shall
 
 4 be eligible for election or appointment to the board unless the
 
 5 person is[:] Hawaiian and is:  (1) qualified and registered to
 
 6 vote under the provisions of section 13D-3, and (2) where
 
 7 residency on a particular island is a requirement, a resident on
 
 8 the island for which seat the person is seeking election or
 
 9 appointment.  No member of the board shall hold or be a candidate
 
10 for any other public office under the state or county governments
 
11 in accordance with Article II, section 7 of the Constitution of
 
12 the State; nor shall a person be eligible for election or
 
13 appointment to the board if that person is also a candidate for
 
14 any other public office under the state or county governments.
 
15 The term "public office", for purposes of this section, shall not
 
16 include notaries public, reserve police officers, or officers of
 
17 emergency organizations for civilian defense or disaster, or
 
18 disaster relief."
 
19      SECTION 2.  Section 13D-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 

 
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 1 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 
 2      "(b)  No person shall be eligible to register as a voter for
 
 3 the election of board members unless the person meets the
 
 4 following qualifications:
 
 5      [(1) The person is Hawaiian;
 
 6      (2)] (1) The person has attained the age of eighteen years
 
 7           or will have attained such age within one year of the
 
 8           date of the next election of board members; and
 
 9     [(3)] (2) The person is otherwise qualified to register to
 
10           vote in the State."
 
11      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
12 New statutory material is underscored.
 
13      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.