Hawaiian Affairs Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Committee on Hawaiian Affairs is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

Established on July 1, 2013, the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs (HWN) will take over a portion of the purview formerly assigned to the Senate Committee on Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs (THA).[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Hawaiian Affairs Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (1)
Maile Shimabukuro, ChairSamuel Slom
Brickwood Galuteria, Vice chair
Lorraine Inouye
Gilbert Kahele

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs," accessed January 21, 2014
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.