2017 LEGISLATIVE REVIEW

KPAC Bills Regarding Position Status
HR16 Urging Private Schools to offer Hawaiian Language Curriculum SUPPORT PASSED
SR14 Urging Private Schools to offer Hawaiian Language Curriculum SUPPORT DIED
HB1264 Requiring Hawaiian in Public Acts and Transactions Support DIED
SB643 Requiring Hawaiian in Public Acts and Transactions Support DIED
Aloha ‘Aina Bills Regarding Position Status
SB778 Relating to Pesticides Zones Near Schools Support DIED
SB1259 Relating to Underground Storage Tanks (Red Hill) Support DIED
HB1565 Relating to Science and Technology Research Oppose DIED
Military Bills Regarding Position Status
SB419 Selective Service Mandatory to Enroll at UH Oppose DIED
HB422 Selective Service Mandatory to Enroll at UH Oppose DIED
HB622 Rehabilitating Kahoolawe using Public Funds Oppose DIED
HB620 Kaho’lawe Island Reserve Commission Oppose DIED
Hawaiian Rights Bills Regarding Position Status
SB895 Criminal Trespass on State Lands & Gathering Rights Oppose PASSED
HB1142 Criminal Trespass on DOT Lands & Gathering Rights Oppose DIED
SB966 Relating to Public Lands Oppose DIED
HB1100 Relating to Public Lands Oppose DIED
SB717 Relating to Public Property and “Illegal” Camping Oppose DIED
HB860 Relating to Quiet Title and Kuleana Lands Support DIED
HCR94 Requests Setting Up a Task Force to Look into Appointing OHA Trustees Oppose DIED
HB1297 Hawaiian Sovereignty Oppose DIED
DHHL Bills Regarding Position Status
HB1094 Relating to Privacy – Keeps DHHL lessees and Applicant Information Private Support DIED
SB960 Relating to Privacy – Keeps DHHL lessees and Applicant Information Private Support DIED
HB451 Lowering the blood quantum for Hawaiian Home Lands successors to 1/32. Support PASSED
SB849 Lowering the blood quantum for Hawaiian Home Lands successors to 1/32. Support DIED
SB642 Allows the department of Hawaiian home lands to retain independent legal counsel as needed. Support DIED
Education Bills Regarding Position Status
SB1294 Native Hawaiian Education and Retention at UH Support DIED
HB1542 Native Hawaiian Education and Retention at UH Support DIED

KPAC submitted 34 written testimonies on 24 measures at the Hawai’i State Legislature in 2017 and successfully drafted and helped pass House Resolution 16 ‘urging Hawai’i’s private schools to offer Hawaiian Language curriculum’.

2017 Legislative Education Campaigns

  • ‘Ōlelo O Ka Pae ‘Āina – Hawaiian Langauge
  • Kill House Bill 1297 – Providing State support for the Department of Interior Rule on Hawaiian Sovereignty
  • Stop Criminalizing Hawaiian Culture

Koho Pono Legislative Report Cards

  • Printed 5,000 Koho Pono Legislative Report Card Brochures
  • Raised and spent $890 for printing
  • See the Koho Pono 2017 page

Distribution

  • Lā Ho’iho’i Ea Wai’anae July 22-23, 2017
  • Mt. Ka’ala Hui Kū Like Kākou Meeting August 20, 2017
  • Onipa’a Celebration September 3, 2017