Every year, DHHL prepares and submits legislative proposals for inclusion in the Governor’s Administrative Package for the next session of the Hawaii State Legislature.
- July 2020 – DHHL requests legislative proposals
- August 2020 – 29 proposals received from homestead associations, lessees, staff, and stakeholders. 14 of those draft proposals were selected
- September 2020 – Hawaiian Homes Commission approved 13 proposals to move forward
- November 2020 – DHHL staff begins to prepare a draft legislative proposal for Limited Gaming
- December 2020 – Hawaiian Homes Commission approve the proposal for Limited Gaming
- January 2020 – Beneficiary Consultation conducted by DHHL on Limited Gaming
Draft Legislative Proposals
Independent Legal Counsel
|This proposal allows the Department 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 department are aligned.
Representation on the Commission on Water Resource Management
|This proposal adds the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission or the Chairman’s designee to the Commission on Water Resource Management.
Representation on the Board of Agriculture
|This proposal adds the Chairman of the Hawaiian Homes Commission to the Board of Agriculture.
Exemption from School Impact Fees
|This proposal exempts any housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from school impact fee requirements.
|HB753, HB966, SB880, SB1120
Exemption from General Excise Taxes
|This proposal exempts any housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from general excise taxes.
|HB967, SB881, SB1121
County Boards of Water Supply
|This proposal clarifies requirements on the County Boards of Water Supply to reserve water credits for the use of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
|HB548, HB968, SB878, SB1122
|This proposal sets the upset price for water that is leased to no less than 80% of the total cost of the least expensive actually practicable source of water for the given use, as determined by an independent third-party appraiser.
|This proposal requires the Counties within 60 days to maintain infrastructure, under specified conditions, as part of any housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
|HB969, SB879, SB1123
|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.
|HB970, SB876, SB1124
Expedited Contested Case Hearing
|This proposal establishes an expedited agency hearing for any criminal activity that threatens the health and safety of the community or any drug-related criminal activity.
|HB971, SB875, SB1125
Remote Contested Case Hearing
|HB972, SB873, SB1126