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Aloha Kahoʻolawe 2020

Citizens like you are essential to good government. Unless we can work together to secure public assistance during the legislative session, restoration of and access to Kahoʻ olawe will be suspended indefinitely. Please visit this page regularly to learn about how you can help. Other important resources include:

Each legislative session is critical to the KIRC's continuation of work on and for Kahoʻolawe. The following bills have been designed to secure funding for preservation, restoration, protection and access to Kahoʻolawe for current and future generations.

  1. HB1880 KIRC Appropriation.
  2. SB3094 KIRC Appropriation.
  3. HR90 Fire Recovery.
  4. HCR109 Fire Recovery.

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Recent Legislative Activity

  • 2019: 6 bills affecting KIRC - HB2 (direct appropriation General Funds request with 15 positions, passed), HB116 (direct appropriation General Funds request for CRPC and $100k additional funding for FY20, passed), HB1405 (request for additional operational funding, did not pass), HB455 and SB1296 (request for additional funding to add 2 KIR specialists, did not pass), HB454 (request to provide additional operation funds, did not pass); Requested inclusion into area representativeʻs capital request, was not included.
  • 2018: 3 bills introduced - HB2594 AND SB3027 (General Funds request, passed), HB2098 (transfer of Kīhei Small Boat Harbor from BLNR to KIRC, did not pass)

How Can I Help?

  • Host a talk story session in your classroom, office or club to learn more about the KIRC and its programs. Contact outreach@kirc.hawaii.gov to arrange for a member of our staff to to get all of your questions answered!
  • Encourage your friends, co-workers and relatives to support funding for Kahoʻolawe. Write letters to your newspaper, call in to radio programs, or become a social media activist. Many elected officials have Facebook and Twitter pages where they regularly post and respond to constituents.
  • Meet your legislators and their assistants in person; you can have a much greater impact when you build relationships with your legislators and their staff. Remember: legislators represent you. Get to know them and share your thoughts on issues that you care about.
  • Submit testimony online in support of our bills: Register with the Hawai&6699i Legislature at capitol.hawaii.gov for hearing notices (which are only given about 24-hours in advance) and look for our announcements at facebook.com/kircmaui
  • Aloha Kahoʻolawe Membership Campaign