THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Senator Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

TIME:

1:00pm - 2:30pm

PLACE:

Via Videoconference

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 211

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE OF HAWAI‘I.

Requires that the Hawaiian version of a law be held binding if the law in question was originally drafted in Hawaiian and then translated into English.

 

HWN, JDC

SB 238

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Amends ballot requirements to display candidates for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees, by residency and non-residency requirements and to randomize the order of candidate names within those groupings.

 

HWN, JDC

SB 195

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Amends the process for electing members to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees.  Requires the Reapportionment Commission to establish a reapportionment plan based on basic island units for the members of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs so that they are elected according to their respective districts, rather than an at-large statewide election for each seat.

 

HWN, JDC

SB 196

      Status & Testimony

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE REAPPORTIONMENT COMMISSION TO ESTABLISH A REAPPORTIONMENT PLAN TO DRAW DISTRICT LINES FOR THE MEMBERS OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

Amends the State Constitution to require the Reapportionment Commission to establish a reapportionment plan to draw district lines for the total number of members of the Board of Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

HWN, JDC

SB 321

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO INCREASING THE PAYMENT AMOUNT FOR THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS' PRO RATA SHARE OF THE PUBLIC LAND TRUST.

Requires agencies that collect receipts for any disposition of the public land trust shall each fiscal quarter transfer to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs twenty per cent of each receipt from the disposition.  Returns to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs certain moneys previously claimed as public land trust overpayments to the office.  Establishes a public land trust revenues negotiating committee.

 

HWN, JDC/WAM

SB 389

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO THE BUDGET OF THE OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

Appropriates moneys to fund the operating expenses of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs for the fiscal biennium beginning on 7/1/2021, and ending on 6/30/2023.

 

HWN, WAM

 

 

 

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Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Chair