Bill Text: HI HB545 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To The Hawaiian Homes Commission Act.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2021-02-18 - Report adopted; referred to the committee(s) on FIN with none voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Gates excused (1). [HB545 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-HB545-Amended.html

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

545

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN HOMES COMMISSION ACT.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that while basic department of Hawaiian home land applicant waiting lists are available for download on the department's website, the exact details of each applicant, including whether the person has applied for multiple leases, been denied a prior lease, or been skipped over, is not readily accessible, even for department staff.

     In addition, beneficiary records of the department of Hawaiian home lands are spread across multiple locations.  If a beneficiary seeks to determine their status, finding and gathering that information can take weeks.  This lack of organization has led to some lessees abusing the program by selling or transferring their leases and reapplying for a subsequent lease.

     The legislature further finds that compiling applicant information into a single database will help increase the efficiency of the department of Hawaiian home lands and reduce lease award abuse by lessees.

     The purpose of this Act is to require the department of Hawaiian home lands to digitize its beneficiary waiting lists and other related data.

     SECTION 2.  The department of Hawaiian home lands, with the assistance of the office of enterprise technology services, shall create a digital database of its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records.  The database shall contain relevant information on each individual's homestead lease application status, number of applications, address, number of denied leases, designated successors, history of whether the individual obtained a lease as an applicant or as a successor, and other information as determined by the Hawaiian homes commission.

     The digital database required by this Act shall be completed and available for use by the department of Hawaiian home lands no later than July 1, 2022.

     SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2060.


 


 

Report Title:

DHHL; Beneficiary Information; Database

 

Description:

Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records and create a usable digital database no later than 7/1/2022.  Effective 7/1/2060.  (HD1)

 

 

 

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