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HAC General Meeting Jan. 11, 2017

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Aloha e nā hoa,

The Hawaiian Affairs Caucus will hold its quarterly general membership meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 5:30 p.m., at ILWU (451 Atkinson Drive).  You are urged to attend. If you’re unable to be there in person, you may call in to this conference line:

Dial-in number: (563) 999-2090
Access code: 544701

The agenda includes a discussion and approval of HAC’s legislative priorities for the 2017 legislative session, and possibly a presentation from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on their legislative priorities. The HAC executive committee met last week and have endorsed the following:

  1. DHHL
    1. 2017-2019 budget requests
    2. Independent legal counsel
    3. Adding the Chairperson (or designee) for the State Commission on Water Resource Management
  2. OHA
    1. 2017-2019 budget requests
  3. Funding for the Aha Moku Advisory Committee
  4. Funding for the Kahoʻolawe Island Reserve Commission
  5. Funding for the King Kamehameha Celebration Commission
  6. Funding for the 2020 Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture in Hawaiʻi
  7. Funding for the NERRS Project in Heʻeia
  8. Support the protection of Hawaiian historic and sacred sites
  9. Support for a full inventory study of ceded lands
  10. Support for a fair distribution of public land trust revenues to Native Hawaiians
  11. Support for a streamlined permitting process for the restoration of Hawaiian loʻi
  12. Support for increased affordable housing across Hawaiʻi
  13. Support for automatic voter registration
  14. Support for increased funding of public schools
  15. Support for continuing education programs in public higher education

* For consideration by the general membership: lowering the blood quantum for successors of DHHL lessees from 25% to 3.25% (1/32nd).

Please arrive early as the meeting will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m.

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