Hawaiian Law

The Rein­stat­ed Hawai­ian Government’s laws con­sist of a fun­da­men­tal organ­ic doc­u­ment — The Amend­ed Con­sti­tu­tion of Hawaii 2000 and the Com­piled Res­o­lu­tions. These two doc­u­ments serve as the basic legal struc­ture for the oper­a­tion and func­tion of the Hawai­ian Gov­ern­ment.

The Amend­ed Con­sti­tu­tion of Hawaii 2000 was approved by the King­dom of Hawai’i’s elect­ed leg­is­la­tors at its Con­sti­tu­tion­al Con­ven­tion of March 10,11, and 12, 2000. This Con­sti­tu­tion­al Con­ven­tion was held in Waimea, Hawaii.

On April 29, 2001 this con­sti­tu­tion was rat­i­fied by the cit­i­zen­ry in a nation­wide plebiscite. On April 14, 2001 and again on April 3, 2004 amend­ments to this con­sti­tu­tion were imple­ment­ed and rat­i­fied.

The Com­piled Res­o­lu­tions serve as the exist­ing statutes of the Hawai­ian gov­ern­ment. These res­o­lu­tions were adopt­ed and passed by the Leg­is­la­tors (Mana Kau Kanawai) through the years 1999 – 2007. These res­o­lu­tions are valid for a peri­od of one year. The fol­low­ing year these res­o­lu­tions are pre­sent­ed for renew­al, amend­ment or matured.

Dur­ing the years 1999 – 2003, the Mana Kau Kanawai con­vened four times a year. Today, the Mana Kau Kanawai con­venes twice a year to con­tin­ue con­struct­ing the laws for the gov­ern­ment.

This process began with the issuance of the Writ of Procla­ma­tion.

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