Ke Ao Maoli
Time: April 29, 2009 from 3pm to 7pm
Location: So Called State Capital
Street: 415 S Beretania St
City/Town: Honolulu, HI 96813
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Phone: Call me if you have any questions, 224-8068 or 586-6237.
Event Type: global, settlement, /, moritorium, bills
Organized By: Kanaka Maoli
Latest Activity: Apr 29, 2009
Updates on Global Settlement / Moritorium Bills from Mililani Trask & Kahoonei April 29th at 3:00pm in Room 224.
I got there 4-28-09 @ 3:30pmjust in time to see everyone from that committee meeting leaving. Had planned on filming...but after speaking with an aid from Mele Carroll's office, I decided to leave. Evidently it was rescheduled for tomorrow the 29th at 3pm. Her aide said that the people they needed were not available...(whatever that means)...so cancelled till tomorrow. Room 224.I plan on going, so will report. But...I'd really suggest anyone who can make it should go. Good to have a "presence" there. Kali Watson and Keoni Aagard (classmates) were there and Keoni is the one who told me it was srescheduled for tomorrow. He said there was nothing of importance discussed today, but said important to come tomorrow.
On Tuesday, April 29, 2009 at 3:00pm in room 224, there is going to be a continuation of a conference committee meeting between the Chairs of the House and Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, Rep. Mele Carroll and Senator Clayton ... The following bills are being discussed as follows:
Another bill that is going to be taken up at the 3:00pm agenda is SB 1677 Relating to the issue of the ceded lands. This is a Senate Majority package bill where it sets a policy on how the public land trust and/or ceded lands are sold and/or transferred, exchanged. The Senate and the House during the usual legislative process disagreed and offered house drafts and senate drafts. This is why the bill is in conference. Last week, Senator Clayton Hee had some discussion on what parts of the bill he agrees with the House and the Senate.
Rep. Mele Carroll asked that they reconvene the conference meeting to
Tuesday, April 29, 2009 at 3:00pm for more discussion. Her reasoning for getting more time discussing this bill is so she can inform all of you about the discussion on the bill and hopefully she can receive input from the Hawaiian community. What is sad is that she hasn’t received very much email testimony or comments from the Hawaiian community as she would have liked for a full moratorium on the sale and transfer of ceded lands. She is receiving more email messages from the Hawaiian community on HB 900 supporting the house draft.
I also want to be clear that my boss, Rep. Mele Carroll still stands on the position of a full moratorium ... She is standing firm on her position of a full moratorium.
As for the SB 995, her job is to receive the information that Senator Hee puts out and when it’s the right time, will make a decision on the final conference draft proposed. This can go on til Friday of this week as it usually does since there is a fiscal implication. Friday is the deadline to make decision on any bills with fiscal implications.
SO WE ARE CLEAR, REP. MELE CARROLL HAS NOT AGREED TO ANY GLOBAL SETTLEMENT OR HAVE NOT CUT ANY DEALS EITHER. SHE IS THE ONLY LEGISLATOR THAT I KNOW WHO IS DOING HER BEST TO GET COMMUNITY INPUT ...
Last, if you are deeply concerned about these issues, I invite all of you to join us at the conference committee meeting on Tuesday, April 29th at 3:00pm in Room 224.
Call me if you have any questions, 224-8068 or 586-6237.
Na'u me ke aloha,
Wayne Kaho'onei Panoke
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