Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2013


RE:   H.B. No. 252

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2013

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 252 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Require annual reports from the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission;


     (2)  Require residency or voter registration in the State of Hawaii to participate in the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission's enrollment process;


     (3)  Require participants to sign releases of information before their names are published on the Native Hawaiian roll; and


     (4)  Repeal directives to amend the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.


     The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and an individual opposed this measure.  The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, the Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, the Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce, and a Commissioner of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission provided comments on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting the:


     (1)  Residency or voter registration requirements for participation in the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission's enrollment process; and


     (2)  Requirement that participants authorize the release of their information prior to the publication of their names on the public roll.


     Your Committee further amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 252, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 252, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,