Friday, February 7, 2020


WHO:             Representative Ryan I. Yamane, Chair, House Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs

WHAT:          Hearing on resolution to convene a reconciliation commission

WHEN:          Monday, February 10
                        9 a.m.
WHERE:       Hawaii State Capitol

Honolulu, Hawaiʻi –The House Committee on Water, Land, & Hawaiian Affairs will hold a hearing on HCR 37 at 9 a.m. February 10 in the State Capitol Auditorium.
The State House of Representatives recognizes the need for inclusion and collaboration. The resolution requests that the Governor convene a Blue Ribbon Reconciliation Commission to examine and formulate a reconciliation process relating to issues of past, present, and future importance to the Native Hawaiian people and the State of Hawaiʻi.
Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:
·    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;
·    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;
·    The date and time of the hearing; and
·    Measure number. 
While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.
Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:
WEB:    For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from
Web and FAX submissions will not be accepted once the hearing has started.
PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;
FAX:     For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8484 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or
Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.
Individuals wishing to testify in person should sign up at the auditorium beginning at 9 a.m. Testifiers must be present when called before the committee to testify.
If during the course of the hearing it appears there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to two-minutes.  This two-minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills. 
The hearing will be televised live on Olelo channel 49 and will be aired live on the neighbor islands. The hearing can also be watched live online at or on the House webcast page

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