OHA Submits Package of Proposed Bills
As part of its mandate to advocate for Native Hawaiians, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs submits a package of proposed bills to the Hawai`i State Legislature each year.
The agency’s Board of Trustees also votes to take positions on a wide variety of legislation impacting the Hawaiian community.
Below is more information on OHAʻs Legislative Package 2020:
HB1781/SB2192: This bill will advocates for more consideration of Native Hawaiian rights, knowledge, values, and practices in state decision making for lands critical to Native Hawaiian culture and well-being.
HB1782/SB2193: This measure seeks to improve the potential for people who have old convictions on their record to obtain and keep legitimate employment, thereby supporting their rehabilitation and continued law-abiding conduct over the long-term.
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