Wednesday, February 20, 2008

House to hold public hearing on OHA Public Trust lands bill

The House of Representatives will hold a public hearing on House Bill 266, HD1 RELATING TO HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS. The bill will be heard jointly by the committees on Water, Land, Ocean Resources & Hawaiian Affairs; Judiciary; and Finance.

The bill proposes to convey certain parcels of real property and transfers cash to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs as part of the State's obligation to native Hawaiians under Article XII, sections 4 and 6, of the Hawaii Constitution.

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE: State Capitol Auditorium

HOW TO TESTIFY: Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. 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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