The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on February 4, 2009. In the Senate the bill is S.381. In the House the bill is H.R.862. The bills have identical content.



111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 381

To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians, to provide a process for the reorganization of a Native Hawaiian government and the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian government, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 4, 2009

Mr. AKAKA (for himself, Mr. INOUYE, and Ms. MURKOWSKI) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs


A BILL

To express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians, to provide a process for the reorganization of a Native Hawaiian government and the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian government, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 3. UNITED STATES POLICY AND PURPOSE.

SEC. 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OFFICE FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS.

SEC. 5. DESIGNATION OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE REPRESENTATIVE.

SEC. 6. NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTERAGENCY TASK FORCE.

SEC. 7. PROCESS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A ROLL FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTERIM GOVERNING COUNCIL, FOR THE ORGANIZATION OF A NATIVE HAWAIIAN INTERIM GOVERNING COUNCIL AND A NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNMENT, AND FOR THE RECOGNITION OF THE NATIVE HAWAIIAN GOVERNMENT.

(aa) five suggested candidates submitted by the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate from a list of candidates provided to such leaders by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Committee on Indian Affairs of the Senate; and

(bb) four suggested candidates submitted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the minority leader of the House of Representatives from a list provided to the Speaker and the minority leader by the Chairman and Ranking member of the Committee on Resources of the House of Representatives.

SEC. 8. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

SEC. 9. REAFFIRMATION OF DELEGATION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITY; NEGOTIATIONS.

SEC. 10. DISCLAIMER.

SEC. 11. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 12. SEVERABILITY.

END


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