HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

335

TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE, 2017

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

 

 

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

 


PART I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

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 2017.

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. All appropriations are followed by letter symbols. Such letter symbols, where used, shall have the following meanings:

A general funds

T trust funds

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

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

PART II. PROGRAM APPROPRIATIONS

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, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019. The total general fund expenditures, the number of permanent positions, denoted by one asterisk, and the number of temporary positions, denoted by two asterisks, 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.


_____________ P R O G R A M A P P R O P R I A T I O N S__________________

___ APPROPRIATIONS____

FISCAL M FISCAL M

ITEM PROG. EXPENDING YEAR O YEAR O

NO. ID PROGRAM__________ AGENCY_____ 2017-18_____F___ 2018-19 _F

Hawaiian Affairs

 

1. OHA150 - OFFICE OF THE TRUSTEES

0.47* 0.47*

0.00** 0.00**

OPERATING OHA 104,947A 104,947A

4.53* 4.53*

0.00** 0.00**

OHA 322,011T 322,011T

2. OHA160 - ADMINISTRATION

5.03* 5.03*

0.00** 0.00**

OPERATING OHA 1,785,300A 1,785,300A

31.97* 31.97*

0.00** 0.00**

OHA 2,368,928T 2,368,928T

3. OHA175 - BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY

1.47* 1.47*

0.00** 0.00**

OPERATING OHA 3,691,927A 3,691,927A

18.53* 18.53*

0.00** 0.00**

OHA 4,472,189T 4,472,189T


PART III. PROGRAM PROVISIONS

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 (OHA175), the sum of $1,000,000 in general funds and $415,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2017-2018 and the sum of $1,000,000 in general funds and $415,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 shall provide for social services, including referral services and case management, to at-risk office of Hawaiian affairs beneficiaries to immediately address unexpected crises. Program activities shall be designed with an overall objective to provide financial assistance to improve stability during emergency situations; 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 (OHA175), the sum of $615,000 in general funds and $615,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2017-2018 and the sum of $615,000 in general funds and $615,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 shall provide for educational improvement programs for Native Hawaiian students. Program activities shall be designed to help Native Hawaiians meet or exceed educational standards; 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 (OHA175), the sum of $1,000,000 in general funds and $524,400 in trust funds for fiscal year 2017-2018 and the sum of $1,000,000 in general funds and $524,400 in trust funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 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 general funds and trust funds appropriated for beneficiary advocacy (OHA175), the sum of $750,000 in general funds and $750,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2017-2018 and the sum of $750,000 in general funds and $750,000 in trust funds for fiscal year 2018-2019 shall be expended at the discretion of the board of trustees of the office of Hawaiian affairs for office of Hawaiian affairs beneficiaries for health improvement programs and services, housing improvement programs and services, and income improvement programs and services; provided further that no state general funds shall be expended unless matched by the expenditure of at least an equal amount of office of Hawaiian affairs' trust funds.

PART IV. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS AND EFFECTIVE DATE

SECTION 9. 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 2018 and 2019 fiscal years, respectively.

SECTION 10. 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 11. 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 12. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2017.



 

Report Title:

OHA Package; Office of Hawaiian Affairs; Appropriations; Budget

 

Description:

Appropriates funds for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2019. Appropriations. (HB335 HD1)

 

 

 

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