While both proposals appear dead on arrival in the House, lawmakers will still consider scores of other measures related to abortions, taxes and housing development.
The 15-member working group has until December to come up with a new management structure for Mauna Kea.
House leaders have decided against pursuing most measures aimed at controlling the state auditor although investigation into that office continues.
But proposals to ban no-knock warrants and collect data on use of force appear to be moving this session.
The 10 students associated with the cluster have been moved to off-campus isolation rooms in a hotel.
But proponents hope the group could still be Hawaii’s best chance at building consensus over the future of a mountain considered sacred by many.
The proposal follows House Speaker Scott Saiki’s call for the University of Hawaii to be ousted from its management role.