The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill introduced in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on March 25, 2009. In the Senate the bill is S.708. In the House the bill is H.R.1711.



The bills S.708 and H.R.1711 have identical content. This version of the bill is the same as the bills S.381 and H.R.862 previously introduced on February 4, 2009 except for the insertion of a new Section 10 focused on gambling, and the renumbering of the remaining three sections: Disclaimer, Regulations, and Severability.

One other difference is that the new bill in the House, H.R.1711, was "Referred to the House Committee on Natural Resources", whereas the previous version H.R.862 had been "Referred to the Committee on Natural Resources, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned."


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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1711 [and S. 708]

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 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 25, 2009

Mr. ABERCROMBIE (for himself, Mr. SABLAN, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. YOUNG of Alaska, Ms. BORDALLO, Mr. MORAN of Virginia, Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA, and Mr. KILDEE) 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, 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. APPLICABILITY OF THE INDIAN GAMING REGULATORY ACT.

SEC. 11. DISCLAIMER.

SEC. 12. REGULATIONS.

SEC. 13. SEVERABILITY.

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