Government Relations

2024

Every year, the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature.

Legislative Timeline

  • June 27, 2023 – DHHL solicits legislative proposals 
  • July 31, 2023 – Deadline to submit legislative proposals to DHHL 
  • August 21, 2023 – DHHL submits draft legislative proposals to the Hawaiian Homes Commission 
  • September 18, 2023 – HHC approves legislative proposals to move forward for consideration for the Governor’s Administrative Package 

Draft Legislative Proposals

Legislative Proposal

Description

Draft Bill

Draft J-Sheet

 

 

HHL-01(24)

Relating to Independent Legal Counsel

 

This proposal allows the Hawaiian Homes Commission to retain independent legal counsel to be paid by the State and use the services of the attorney general as needed when the interests of the State and the Hawaiian Homes Commission are aligned.

 

 

 

HHL-01(24) Independent Legal Counsel Bill

 

 

 

HHL-01(24) Independent Legal Counsel Just

 

HHL-02(24)

Relating to the Commission on Water Resource Management

 

This proposal adds the Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chair’s designee to the Commission on Water Resource Management.

 

HHL-02(24) Commission on Water Resource Management Bill

 

HHL-02(24) Commission on Water Resource Management Just

HHL-03(24)

Relating to Housing

This proposal exempts any development of homestead lots or housing for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from general excise and use taxes.

 

HHL-03(24) Housing Bill

 

HHL-03(24) Housing Just

 

HHL-04(24)

Relating to Historic Preservation Reviews

This proposal allows the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to assume review of the effect of any proposed project on historic properties or burial sites for lands under its jurisdiction.

 

 

HHL-04(24) Historic Preservation Reviews Bill

 

 

HHL-04(24) Historic Preservation Reviews Just

 

 

 

HHL-05(24)

Relating to Compliance on Hawaiian Home Lands

This proposal establishes a compliance and enforcement program within the Department to investigate complaints, conduct investigations, and cooperate with enforcement authorities to ensure compliance with the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended and rules adopted thereunder as well as all other state laws and rules, and county ordinances on Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

 

 

HHL-05(24) Compliance on Hawaiian Home Lands Bill

 

 

 

HHL-05(24) Compliance on Hawaiian Home Lands Just

 

HHL-06(24)

Relating to School Impact Fees

This proposal repeals the July 1, 2024, sunset of Act 197, Session Laws of Hawaii 2021, to make permanent the exclusion of housing developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from school impact fees.

 

 

HHL-06(24) School Impact Fees Bill

 

 

HHL-06(24) School Impact Fees Just

HHL-07(24)

Relating to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

This proposal allows for the expenditure of funds appropriated in Act 279, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022 until June 30, 2025.

HHL-07(24) Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Bill

HHL-07(24) Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Just

 

HHL-08(24)

Relating to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

This proposal requests an appropriation of $6,000,000 dollars for the next steps in the investigation, exploration and identification of geothermal resources on Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

HHL-08(24) Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Bill

 

HHL-08(24) Department of Hawaiian Home Lands Just

HHL-09(24)

Relating to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation

 

This proposal adds the Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chair’s designee to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HHL-09(24) Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Bill

 

HHL-09(24) Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Just

HHL-10(24)

Relating to the Hawaii Community Development Authority

This proposal adds the Chair of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chair’s designee to the Hawaii Community Development Authority.

HHL-10(24) Hawaii Community Development Authority Bill

HHL-10(24) Hawaii Community Development Authority Just

 

 

HHL-11(24)

Relating to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act

This proposal increases the loan limit for DHHL Direct Loans to seventy-five percent of the maximum single residence loan amount allowed in Hawaii by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), instead of fifty percent, as currently outlined in Section 215 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.

 

 

 

HHL-11(24) Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Bill

 

 

 

HHL-11(24) Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Just

 

 

HHL-12(24)

Relating to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act

This proposal increases the allowable loan term for DHHL Direct Loans made available to be forty years, instead of thirty years, as currently outlined in Section 215 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, as amended.

 

HHL-12(24) Hawaiian Homes Commission Act Bill

 

 

 

HHL-12(24) Hawaiian Homes Commisison Act Just

 

 

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