S. 147 (109th): Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005

Introduced:
Jan 25, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Daniel Akaka
Senator from Hawaii
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
May 16, 2005
Length
76 pages
Related Bills
S. 310 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: May 10, 2007

H.R. 309 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 25, 2005

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 9, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 25, 2005
Referred to Committee Jan 25, 2005
Reported by Committee Mar 09, 2005
 
Full Title

A bill to express the policy of the United States regarding the United States relationship with Native Hawaiians and to provide a process for the recognition by the United States of the Native Hawaiian governing entity.

Summary

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Votes
Jun 08, 2006 12:54 p.m.
Cloture Motion Rejected 56/41

Cosponsors
9 cosponsors (5R, 4D) (show)
Committees

Senate Indian Affairs

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1/25/2005--Introduced.
Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 - Establishes the U.S. Office for Native Hawaiian Relations within the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.
Establishes the Native Hawaiian Interagency Coordinating Group.
Recognizes the right of the Native Hawaiian people to reorganize the Native Hawaiian governing entity to provide for their common welfare and to adopt appropriate organic governing documents.
Establishes a Commission to: (1) prepare and maintain a roll of the adult members of the Native Hawaiian community who elect to participate in such reorganization; and (2) certify that the adult members of the Native Hawaiian community proposed for inclusion on the roll meet the definition of Native Hawaiian.
Outlines the process for the reorganization, which includes forming a Native Hawaiian Governing Council.
Reaffirms the political and legal relationship between the United States and the Native Hawaiian governing entity upon certification required by the Secretary regarding the organic governing documents and the election of the entity's officers. Extends Federal recognition to the governing entity as the representative governing body of the Native Hawaiian people.
Authorizes the United States, upon the reaffirmation of such political and legal relationship, to enter into negotiations with the governing entity to lead to an agreement addressing specified matters, including the transfer of lands, natural resources, and other assets, and the protection of existing rights related to such lands or resources.

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