HR 1250

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1250

To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 30, 2011

Ms. HIRONO (for herself, Ms. HANABUSA, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. COLE, Mrs. MALONEY, Mr. HONDA, Mr. KILDEE, Ms. DEGETTE, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. FARR, Mr. STARK, Mr. COURTNEY, Mr. BOSWELL, Ms. MATSUI, Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. CARNAHAN, Mr. WALZ of Minnesota, Mr. PAYNE, Mr. SABLAN, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. MCINTYRE, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, and Mrs. NAPOLITANO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 4. UNITED STATES POLICY AND PURPOSE.

SEC. 5. UNITED STATES OFFICE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN RELATIONS.

SEC. 6. NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTERAGENCY COORDINATING GROUP.

SEC. 7. DESIGNATION OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPRESENTATIVE.

SEC. 8. PROCESS FOR REORGANIZATION OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNING ENTITY AND REAFFIRMATION OF SPECIAL POLITICAL AND LEGAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN UNITED STATES AND NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNING ENTITY.

(aa) the proposed criteria for future membership in the Native Hawaiian governing entity;

(bb) the proposed powers and authorities to be exercised by the Native Hawaiian governing entity, as well as the proposed privileges and immunities of the Native Hawaiian governing entity;

(cc) the proposed civil rights and protection of the rights of the citizens of the Native Hawaiian governing entity and all persons affected by the exercise of governmental powers and authorities of the Native Hawaiian governing entity; and

(dd) other issues determined appropriate by the Council.

(aa) a copy of the proposed organic governing documents, as drafted by the Council; and

(bb) a brief impartial description of the proposed organic governing documents;

(aa) IN GENERAL- Not sooner than 180 days after the proposed organic governing documents are drafted and distributed, the Council, with the assistance of the Secretary, shall hold elections for the purpose of ratifying the proposed organic governing documents.

(bb) PURPOSE- The Council, with the assistance of the Secretary, shall hold the election for the purpose of ratifying the proposed organic governing documents 60 days after publishing notice of an election.

(cc) OFFICERS- On certification of the organic governing documents by the Secretary in accordance with paragraph (4), the Council, with the assistance of the Secretary, shall hold elections of the officers of the Native Hawaiian governing entity pursuant to paragraph (5).

SEC. 9. REAFFIRMATION OF DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITY TO STATE OF HAWAII; NEGOTIATIONS; CLAIMS.

SEC. 10. APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN FEDERAL LAWS.

SEC. 11. SEVERABILITY.

SEC. 12. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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