Article XV, Hawaii Constitution

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Article XV of the Hawaii Constitution is entitled State Boundaries; Capital; Flag; Language and Motto and consists of five sections.

Section 1

Text of Section 1:

Boundaries

The State of Hawaii shall consist of all the islands, together with their appurtenant reefs and territorial and archipelagic waters, included in the Territory of Hawaii on the date of enactment of the Admission Act, except the atoll known as Palmyra Island, together with its appurtenant reefs and territorial waters; but this State shall not be deemed to include the Midway Islands, Johnston Island, Sand Island (offshore from Johnston Island) or Kingman Reef, together with their appurtenant reefs and territorial waters.[1]

Amendments

  • Amended by 73 Stat 4 and election on June 27, 1959.
  • Amended by Constitutional Convention (1978) and election on November 7, 1978.

Section 2

Text of Section 2:

Capital

Honolulu, on the island of Oahu, shall be the capital of the State.[1]

Amendments

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

Section 3

Text of Section 3:

State Flag

The Hawaiian flag shall be the flag of the State.[1]

Amendments

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

Section 4

Text of Section 4:

Official Languages

English and Hawaiian shall be the official languages of Hawaii, except that Hawaiian shall be required for public acts and transactions only as provided by law.[1]

Amendments

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

Section 5

Text of Section 5:

Motto

The motto of the State shall be, "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono."[1]

Amendments

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

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