Wednesday, January 30, 2008

House to hold public hearing on OHA settlement


The House of Representatives will hold a public hearing on House Bill 2701 RELATING TO THE PUBLIC TRUST LANDS SETTLEMENT. The bill proposes to adopt a settlement, which has been negotiated between the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the State of Hawaii. It resolves the claims and disputes relating to the portion of income and proceeds from the lands of the public land trust for use by OHA between the years 1978 and 2008.

WHEN: Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. POSTPONED

WHERE: State Capitol Auditorium

HOW TO TESTIFY: Testimony may be submitted in one of the following ways.

By Paper: Submit one (1) original to Room 420 at the State Capitol.

By Fax: For comments less than 5 pages in length, fax to 586-8474 from Oahu, or 1-800-535-3859 from Neighbor Islands.

By Email: For comments less than 5 pages in length, email to:
For those who plan to testify in person.
For those who do NOT plan to testify in person (insertion into official record only.

Registration numbers, which indicate one's place on the testifier list and speaking order, will be issued to all individuals who submit comments and plan to testify in person. There will be House Information Desks at the entrance of the Auditorium for assistance and information. Please note that testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislature's website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony should be considered when including any personal information in one's testimony.

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