THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2212

TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE, 2012

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT, 1920, AS AMENDED.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"   .   Community based governance on Hawaiian home lands. It is the policy of the State to support participation in governance by promoting the empowerment of democratically-elected Hawaiian homestead community self-governance organizations.

In furtherance of this policy, the commission may establish a working relationship with a democratically-elected Hawaiian homestead community self-governance organization to promote community welfare. The commission may establish criteria to determine the boundaries and location of a Hawaiian homestead community and to qualify an organization as a democratically-elected Hawaiian homestead community. Criteria for eligibility shall include but not be limited to the following:

(1) The organization and its leadership is a bona fide representative body of native Hawaiian residents, homestead lessees, qualified successors residing within the homestead community, and native Hawaiians who have designated that homestead community as their primary choice of residence with the department of Hawaiian home lands and who are awaiting an award of a lease under this Act;

(2) The organization is governed by free and fair elections; and

(3) The organization demonstrates sufficient capacity to implement any task the commission authorizes the organization to perform or to deliver any service that the department of Hawaiian homelands would otherwise perform or deliver.

The commission may contract with and delegate authority to a Hawaiian homestead community self-governance organization to perform governmental services for the homestead community represented by that homestead organization. Any such contract shall include a requirement that the government service shall be performed at a level and quality comparable to the services that would otherwise be provided by the department of Hawaiian home lands.

The department of Hawaiian home lands may adopt rules in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to implement this section."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.


 


 

Report Title:

Hawaiian Homes Commission Act; Community Based Governance

 

Description:

Establishes community based governance on Hawaiian home lands. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

 

 

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