Report Title:

Hawaiians; Indigenous

 

Description:

Recognizes Hawaiians as the indigenous people of Hawaii.

 


HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1660

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT


 

 

relating to hawaiians.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"5- Indigenous people of the State. (a) The Hawaiian people are the indigenous people of the State of Hawaii.

(b) For purposes of this section:

"Hawaiian" means any descendant of the aboriginal peoples inhabiting the Hawaiian Islands who exercised sovereignty and subsisted in the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, and which peoples thereafter have continued to reside in Hawaii."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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