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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:28:45 to 1:32:10
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Neil Abercrombie

1:28:33 to 1:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? mr. abercrombie: i have an amendment in the nature of a substitute made in order under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: an amendment in the nature of a substitute pried

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:45 to 1:32:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:56 to 1:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: in house report 111-114, offered by mr. abercrombie of hawaii. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from hawaii, mr. abercrombie, and a member opposed each will control 15 minutes. the chair recognized the gentleman from hawaii. mr. abercrombie: in support of our substitute amendment, the amendment ensures that native

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:17 to 1:29:38( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: hawaiiian governing entity will ha the same governmental authorities and other sovereign immunity of other native governments. the abercrombie amendment follows centuries of well-established federal law. it's supported by the national congress of american indian the skea federation of natives and other organizations.

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:39 to 1:30:00( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: president obama supports the substitute amendment, and i quote, as it adds important regulations to craft a durable pathway forward, unquote. the amendment in the nature of a substitute further clarifies that pending negotiations and subsequent implementation legislation with that the following will occur.

Neil Abercrombie

1:30:01 to 1:30:22( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: there will be no indian country within hawaii. the united states will not take land into ust. nor restrict alien ability of land owned by native -- the native hawaiiian governing entity. the governing entity shall not exercise jurisdiction over nonnative hawaiiian individuals without their consent and the

Neil Abercrombie

1:30:23 to 1:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: state of hawaii will retain regulatory and taxation authoritover native hawaiiians and the native hawaiiian governing entity. the native hawaiiian government reorganization does as follows. establish a pocess for a single native hawaiiian governing entity. establish a u.s. office for

Neil Abercrombie

1:30:45 to 1:31:05( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: native hawaiiian relations in the department of interior to consult with other agencies and the state of hawaii, establish an interagency group, authorize gorkses based on the follow, the transfer of land, natural resours and other acelt the exercise of governmental

Neil Abercrombie

1:31:06 to 1:31:27( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: authority over any lands or resources, the exercise of civil and criminal jurisdiction, grievances regarding assertions of historical wrongs, it prohibits gaming by native hawaiiian governing entities and native hawaiiians, it prevents them being eligible for any new

Neil Abercrombie

1:31:28 to 1:31:50( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: indian programs which they're not already included. let me say what the act does not do. it does not recognize a native hawaiiian government upon passage of this bill. it does not exempt the native hawaiiian government from any provision of the u.s. constitution. it does not exempt native hawaiiian government from any provision of federal law.

Neil Abercrombie

1:31:51 to 1:32:12( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: it does not exempt the native hawaiiian government entity from taxation. it does not authorize the native hawaiiian government entity to succeed. it does not alter the civil or criminal jurisdiction of the united states or the state of hawaii, and finally it does not allow for the transfer or any -- transfer of land or any authority of land to a native

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