S.1783 - A bill expressing 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, and of other purposes.107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI] (Introduced 12/07/2001)|
|Committees:||Senate - Indian Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/07/2001 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Indian Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1783 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)
Establishes the U.S. Office for Native Hawaiian Relations (Office) within the Office of the Secretary of the Interior.
Introduced in Senate (12/07/2001)
Recognizes the right of the Native Hawaiian people to adopt organic governing documents. Provides that following the organization and election of a Native Hawaiian government and the adoption of such documents, the duly elected Native Hawaiian government shall submit those documents to the Secretary and to the State of Hawaii for purposes of advising the State that such government has been reorganized. Extends Federal recognition to the Native Hawaiian government as the representative governing body of the Native Hawaiian people upon election of officers and certification by the Secretary.
Permits the United States, upon Federal recognition of the Native Hawaiian government, to enter into an agreement with Hawaii and such government regarding the transfer of lands, resources, and assets dedicated to Native Hawaiian use.