MEETING OF THE
COMMITTEE ON BENEFICIARY ADVOCACY AND EMPOWERMENT
Monday, December 27, 2021
Viewable at www.oha.org/livestream OR
Listen by phone: (213) 338-8477,
Webinar ID: 871 8872 4510
Due to the threat of COVID-19, Governor Ige issued the Emergency Proclamation Related
to COVID-19, dated November 29, 2021 that suspends parts of Hawai‘i 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
www.oha.org/livestream or listen by phone: (213) 338-8477, Webinar ID: 871 8872 4510
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)
A. Action Item BAE #21-07: Public Land Trust Bill, 2022 Legislature
A. Consultation with Board Counsel Robert G. Klein, Sherry P. Broder, Esq and Interim
General Counsel Everett Ohta re: questions and issues pertaining to the Board’s
powers, duties, privileges, immunities, and liabilities with respect to the Public Land
Trust and associated legislation, pursuant to HRS§92-5(a)(4)
If you require an auxiliary aid or accommodation
due to a disability, please contact Everett Ohta at
telephone number (808) 594-1988 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org no later
than three (3) business days prior to the date of the meeting.
Meeting materials will be available to the public on Wednesday, December
22, 2021 and posted to OHA’s website at: www.oha.org/bae
In the event that the livestream public broadcast is interrupted and cannot
be restored, the meeting may continue as audio-only through the phone and Webinar ID provided
at the beginning of this agenda.
†Notice: The 72 Hour rule, pursuant to OHA BOT Operations Manual, Section 49, shall be waived
for distribution of new committee materials.
‡ Notice: This portion of the meeting will be closed pursuant to HRS § 92-5.
* Public Testimony on Items Listed
on the Agenda must be limited
to matters listed on the
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 BOTmeetings@oha.org 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: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4PwGpLWqQzijW5eG7Gx6tA
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: https://www.oha.org/how-to-submit-testimony-for-oha-bot-meetings/