HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

222

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

H.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 2

 

C.D. 1

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

 

 

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

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to appropriate funds for the biennial budget of the office of Hawaiian affairs. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Office of Hawaiian Affairs Appropriations Act of 2013".

SECTION 2. Unless otherwise clear from the context, as used in this Act:

"Means of financing", or "MOF", means the source from which funds are appropriated or authorized, as the case may be, to be expended for the programs and projects specified in this Act. Letter symbols following appropriations have the following meanings:

A: General Funds

T: Trust Funds

"Position ceiling" means the maximum number of permanent positions authorized for a particular program during a specified period or periods, as noted by an asterisk.

"Program ID" means the unique identifier of the specific program, and consists of the abbreviation for the office of Hawaiian affairs followed by a designated number for the program.

SECTION 3. The following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes and programs designated herein, are appropriated or authorized, as the case may be, from the sources of funding specified to the office of Hawaiian affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015. The total general fund expenditures and the number of permanent positions established in each fiscal year of the biennium shall not exceed the sums and the position ceilings indicated for each year, except as provided elsewhere in this Act.


Hawaiian Affairs

1. OHA150 - OFFICE OF THE TRUSTEES

0.63* 0.63*

OPERATING OHA 28,435A 28,435A

4.37* 4.37*

OHA 275,687T 275,687T

 

2. OHA160 - ADMINISTRATION

7.60* 7.60*

OPERATING OHA 700,159A 700,159A

32.40* 32.40*

OHA 2,861,727T 2,861,727T

 

3. OHA175 - BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY

2.86* 2.86*

OPERATING OHA 2,412,980A 2,012,980A

14.14* 14.14*

OHA 3,442,863T 3,042,863T


SECTION 4. Provided that the general fund appropriations in section 3 of this Act shall be expended by the office of Hawaiian affairs.

SECTION 5. Provided that of the funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA 175), the sum of $415,000 in general funds and $415,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the sum of $415,000 in general funds and $415,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2014-2015 shall provide for social services to office of Hawaiian affairs beneficiaries to include information and referral services, case management and counseling, establishment of individual development accounts, financial literacy training, and financial assistance. Referral services include those services relating to education assistance, employment and income security, individual and family care, health needs, housing, legal services, genealogy research, business assistance, and general information; provided that notwithstanding section 10-17(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, any funds expended for the purposes of this section shall be in accordance with chapter 103D or 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as appropriate.

SECTION 6. Provided that of the funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA 175), the sum of $615,570 in general funds and $615,570 in trust funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the sum of $615,570 in general funds and $615,570 in trust funds for fiscal year 2014-2015 shall provide for educational enrichment programs for Native Hawaiian children in grades K through 12 throughout the State. Program activities shall be designed to optimize learning for Hawaiian students and encourage students to develop a stronger interest in learning, connect learning and education to the students' Hawaiian identity, and explore possible educational, career, and academic goals the students may not have considered; provided that notwithstanding section 10-17(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, expenditure of any funds for the purposes of this section shall be made in accordance with chapter 103D or 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or a competitive grants process, as appropriate.

SECTION 7. Provided that of the funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA 175), the sum of $524,400 in general funds and $524,400 in trust funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the sum of $524,400 in general funds and $524,400 in trust funds for fiscal year 2014-2015 shall provide for legal services and legal representation to office of Hawaiian affairs beneficiaries for: the assertion and defense of quiet title actions; assistance with ahupuaa and kuleana tenant rights, including rights of access and rights to water, land title assistance, including review of title and genealogy, preservation of traditional and customary practices, protection of culturally significant places, and preservation of Native Hawaiian land trust entitlements; provided further that notwithstanding section 10-17(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, expenditure of any funds expended for the purposes of this section shall be made in accordance with chapter 103D or 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as appropriate.

SECTION 8. Provided that of the funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA 175), the sum of $400,000 in general funds and $400,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 shall provide for health improvement services to office of Hawaiian affairs beneficiaries, to include information and referral services, case management and counseling, and the establishment of prevention programs. Direct services and prevention programs include those designed to have the greatest statewide impact on the overall wellness of Native Hawaiians through targeted foci on the reduction of Native Hawaiian chronic diseases rates, especially obesity; provided further that notwithstanding section 10-17(e), Hawaii Revised Statutes, expenditure of any funds expended for the purposes of this section shall be made in accordance with chapter 103D or 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or a competitive grants process, as appropriate.

SECTION 9. Provided that of the funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA 175), the sum of $250,000 in general funds and $250,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2013-2014 and the sum of $250,000 in general funds and $250,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2014-2015 shall be provided for the production and distribution of Hawaiian language content on cable television; provided further that no funds shall be expended unless matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by the office of Hawaiian affairs.

SECTION 10. Provided that whenever necessary, the board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs or the board's designee may transfer sufficient funds and positions between programs for operating purposes; provided further that these transfers shall not be inconsistent with legislative intent; provided further that a report of these fund transfers shall be made to the legislature no later than the end of the 2014 and 2015 fiscal years, respectively.

SECTION 11. If any portion of this Act or its application to any person or circumstances is held to be invalid for any reason, the remainder of the Act and any provision thereof shall not be affected. If any portion of a specific appropriation is held to be invalid for any reason, the remaining portion shall be independent of the invalid portion and shall be expended to fulfill the objective and intent of the appropriation to the extent possible.

SECTION 12. If manifest clerical, typographical, or other mechanical errors are found in this Act, the board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs may correct these errors. All changes made pursuant to this section shall be reported to the legislature at its next session.

SECTION 13. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2013.


Report Title:

Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Appropriations; Budget

 

Description:

Appropriates funds for the office of Hawaiian affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2015. Effective July 1, 2013. (CD1)

 

 

 

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