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. For the 2024 package, the department is soliciting recommendations from beneficiaries for consideration in our legislative package.
The deadline for proposals is Monday, July 31, 2023.
Proposals must be good public policy for the department; must address the department’s operations, programs, regulations, processes, budget and/or resources; and must create a benefit or an advantage for the department, the trust, or trust beneficiaries, or otherwise correct a deficiency. Authors of proposals should keep in mind that amendments to the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, 1920, require review by the U.S. Department of the Interior and may require the consent of the U.S. Congress prior to implementation.
Review and Consideration
Staff will review and evaluate all legislative proposals and will determine which will be submitted for consideration and approval by the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Legislative proposals approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission will move forward for consideration for the Governor’s Administrative Package. The Governor may choose not to include certain, or all legislative proposals submitted by the Hawaiian Homes Commission. Legislative proposals that are approved by the Hawaiian Homes Commission, but not included in the Governor’s Administrative Package may be introduced independent of the administrative package.
- 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
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