STAND. COM. REP. NO. 674-20
RE: H.B. No. 2216
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 2216, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to:
(1) Amend the membership requirements for the Hawaiian Homes Commission (HHC) to require:
(A) At least five members to be native Hawaiian and existing or prospective lessees of Hawaiian homestead lands; and
(B) Two of the five members to be on the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands waitlist for a homestead land award;
(2) Allow for the election of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the members of HHC by HHC members, rather than by appointment by the Governor; and
(3) Create the position of the Director of Hawaiian Home Lands and separate the Director's responsibilities from those of the Chairperson of HHC.
Your Committee notes that title 43 Code of Federal Regulations part 48, as amended, outlines the process for amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and whether or not Congressional approval is necessary. Your Committee finds that this measure does not require Congressional approval.
Your Committee has 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 Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2216, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2216, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair