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OHA Beneficiary Advocacy and Empowerment

Wednesday, 04/28/2021
Start Time:
01:30 PM
Virtual Meeting


    DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021
    1:30 p.m.
    PLACE: Virtual Meeting
    Viewable at OR
    Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
    Webinar ID: 998 2533 6906
    Due to the threat of COVID-19, Governor Ige issued the most recent Emergency Nineteenth
    Supplementary Proclamation dated April 9, 2021 that suspends parts of Hawaii Revised
    Statutes Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records to, among other things, enable
    boards to conduct business without any board members or members of the public physically
    present at the same location.
    The OHA Board of Trustees and its Standing Committees will hold virtual meetings until further
    notice. The virtual meetings can be viewed and observed via livestream on OHA’s website at or listen by phone: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 998 2533 6906
    Call to Order
    Public Testimony on Items Listed on the Agenda* (Please see page 2 on how to submit written
    testimony or provide oral testimony online. Oral testimony by phone will not be accepted)
    Approval of Minutes
    Unfinished Business
    A. 2021 OHA Legislative Package Updates - Matrix 1 **
    B. 2021 OHA Legislative Positioning - Matrix 2 **
    C. OHA Federal Legislative Positioning – Matrix† - Advocacy (Washington, D.C. Bureau)
    New Business
    If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation due to a disability, please contact Raina Gushiken at
    telephone number (808) 594-1772 or by email at: no later than three (3) business
    days prior to the date of the meeting.
    Meeting materials will be available to the public on Friday, April 23, 2021 and posted to OHA’s
    website at:
    †Notice: The 72 Hour rule, pursuant to OHA BOT Operations Manual, Section 49, shall be waived
    for distribution of new committee materials.
    * Public Testimony on Items Listed on the Agenda must be limited to matters listed on the
    meeting agenda.
    Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, Chapter 92, Public Agency Meetings and Records, prohibits Board members
    from discussing or taking action on matters not listed on the meeting agenda.
    Testimony can be provided to the OHA Board of Trustees either as: (1) written testimony emailed at
    least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting, or (2) live, oral testimony online during the virtual
    (1) Persons wishing to provide written testimony on items listed on the agenda should
    submit testimony via email to at least 24 hours prior to the
    scheduled meeting. Any testimony received after this deadline will be late testimony and
    will be distributed to the Board members after the scheduled meeting. Due to COVID- 19,
    please do not fax, mail, or hand-deliver written testimony
    (2) Persons wishing to provide oral testimony online during the virtual meeting must first
    register at:
    You need to register if you would like to orally testify. Once you have completed your
    registration, a confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to join the virtual meeting,
    along with further instructions on how to provide oral testimony during the virtual meeting.
    The registration page will close during the Public Testimony or Community Concerns
    agenda item. Oral testimony by telephone/landline will not be accepted at this time.
    To provide oral testimony online, you will need:
    (1) a computer or mobile device to connect to the virtual meeting;
    (2) internet access; and
    (3) a microphone to provide oral testimony.
    Oral testimony online will be limited to five (5) minutes. Once your oral testimony is completed, you
    will be asked to disconnect from the meeting. If you do not sign off on your own, support staff will
    remove you from the Zoom meeting. You can continue to view the remainder of the meeting on the
    livestream or by telephone, as provided at the beginning of this agenda.
    Please visit OHA’s website for more detailed information on how to submit Public Testimony OR
    Community Concerns at:
    **Notice: Trustees may establish or revise an OHA position on ANY proposed bill/resolution
    for submission to the state legislature. The Trustees both in Committee and as the
    Board of Trustees (BOT) reserve the right to discuss any and all bills or resolutions
    recommended for submission to the state legislature in order to discharge their
    fiduciary obligations as Trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.