Upon presentation by staff, the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission will approve a pre-certified (provisional) list of Native Hawaiians who will be 18 years or older as of September 1, 2013 and a list of Native Hawaiians who will be 18 years of age after April 1, 2014.
If a person passes after registering and prior to the publication of the pre-certified list, and if the Commission has been notified of that fact, the person’s name will appear on the certified list with an indication that the person is “deceased”.
Pre-certified (provisional) lists will be available for viewing on-line and in printed form at selected locations statewide. Public notice of the location and availability for review will be made.
There will be a public comment period of ten (10) calendar days. The comment period will allow for formal challenges and/or corrections.
Staff will recommend the disposition of challenges to the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission in a public meeting. The Chairperson may appoint a committee for the disposition of challenges.
Challenges and/or requests for corrections can include the following reasons:
- A name does not appear on the list, and a registration was filed during the time period in which the registration was officially open
- A name and/or any other information on the published list is not correct
- A name is on the list and a challenge is being made as to the person’s lineal descent and/or age as of September 1, 2013
The Commission or Committee may resolve into executive session to review confidential documents or information. Documents that are subject to Act 84, SLH 2012 shall not be available to the public.
A final list or lists will be presented to the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission which shall certify the list or lists by public vote.
The certification process as described above may occur at one time or at intervals throughout the registration and post-registration period.
The final certified list or lists will be published by the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission in a manner to be later determined and in accordance with any requirements of law.
ADOPTED: April 12, 2012 by unanimous vote