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Article IX, Hawaii Constitution

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Hawaii Constitution
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Articles
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Article IX of the Hawaii Constitution is entitled Public Health and Welfare. It has ten sections.

Amendments

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Public Health

The State shall provide for the protection and promotion of the public health.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Care of Handicapped Persons

The State shall have the power to provide for the treatment and rehabilitation of handicapped persons.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

Public Assistance

The State shall have the power to provide financial assistance, medical assistance and social services for persons who are found to be in need of and are eligible for such assistance and services as provided by law.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Economic Security of the Elderly

The State shall have the power to provide for the security of the elderly by establishing and promoting programs to assure their economic and social well-being.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Housing, Slum Clearance, Development and Rehabilitation

The State shall have the power to provide for, or assist in, housing, slum clearance and the development or rehabilitation of substandard areas. The exercise of such power is deemed to be for a public use and purpose.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by HB 54 (1975) and election on November 2, 1976.
  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 6

Text of Section 6:

Management of State Population Growth

The State and its political subdivisions, as provided by general law, shall plan and manage the growth of the population to protect and preserve the public health and welfare; except that each political subdivision, as provided by general law, may plan and manage the growth of its population in a more restrictive manner than the State.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 7

Text of Section 7:

Public Sightliness and Good Order

The State shall have the power to conserve and develop objects and places of historic or cultural interest and provide for public sightliness and physical good order. For these purposes private property shall be subject to reasonable regulation.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 8

Text of Section 8:

Preservation of a Healthful Environment

The State shall have the power to promote and maintain a healthful environment, including the prevention of any excessive demands upon the environment and the State's resources.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 9

Text of Section 9:

Cultural Resources

The State shall have the power to preserve and develop the cultural, creative and traditional arts of its various ethnic groups.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 10

Text of Section 10:

Public Safety

The law of the splintered paddle, mamala-hoe kanawai, decreed by Kamehameha I--Let every elderly person, woman and child lie by the roadside in safety--shall be a unique and living symbol of the State's concern for public safety.

The State shall have the power to provide for the safety of the people from crimes against persons and property.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

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