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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:55:20 to 1:59:50
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Neil Abercrombie

1:55:20 to 1:59:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie

1:56:10 to 1:56:35( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: relationship with the najj?1? congress of american indians, the skea federation of natives, the council r native hawaiiian advancement, the sovereign councils of hawaiiian homelands assembly, the president of the hawaii state senate, the

Neil Abercrombie

1:56:37 to 1:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: honorable colleen hanabusa. and the osage nation from the office of the principal chief. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. abercrombie: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Neil Abercrombie

1:56:58 to 1:57:20( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: could you tell me how much time remains? e speaker pro tempore: the gentlemahas five minutes remaining. mr. abercrombie: thank you, mr. speaker. the hawaii state attorney general argueshat granting the native hawaiiian governing entity inherent powers could have an adverse impact on hawaii. i think that's the thrust, essentially, of the critique

Neil Abercrombie

1:57:42 to 1:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: governing -- other governing entities until negotiated. this would prevent them providing general assistance to its members or caring for a needy child absent the amendment as a substitute. the substitute amendment absolves this by recognizing

Neil Abercrombie

1:58:04 to 1:58:24( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: the inherent powers, the same inherent powers governments possess today, no more, no less. this is not, therefore, a radical notion. by definition, this is what federal recognition does. it acknowledges that an entity is a quasi-sovereign tribal government. the acknowledged inherent powers of the entity will limited by language in the

Neil Abercrombie

1:58:25 to 1:58:45( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: amendment, in the substitute amendment that states, and i quote, nothing in this act shall preempt federal or state authority over native hawaiiians or their property under existing law, unquote. upon recognition, the entity will have no land akin to ind can country over which you could exercise jurisdiction.

Neil Abercrombie

1:58:46 to 1:59:06( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: since some inherent powers are tied to having such land, like certain regulatory authorities, the entity will not be able to exercise those powers. finally, the negotiations process will further modify the powers and authority of the governing entity by virtue of the negotiations themselves.

Neil Abercrombie

1:59:07 to 1:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: therefore, mr. speaker, i request that those members who have some trepidation about voting for the amendment in the nature of a substitute reflect that we believe, those of us who support it, and it was certainly my intention in offering the amendment, to address those concerns in a

Neil Abercrombie

1:59:30 to 1:59:50( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: positive away and in a legislatively viable way. i would ask at this time in closing, mr. speaker, that those members who come to the floor to vote tonight consider voting for it and i earnestly solicit the favorable attention of all members in votes for the amendment in the nature of a

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