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DNA Testing and Successorship: DHHL Sets Public Hearings
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News Release from DHHL, Nov 4, 2016

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold statewide public hearings for Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments.  The proposed amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, cover several topic areas which include the use of DNA testing to help establish familial relationships for the application process and successorship designation, subsistence agriculture lots, the transfer of homestead leases to undeveloped or vacant lots, and undivided interest, fees and charges for the use of department facilities, rule making procedures, and various administrative, technical, and grammatical changes.

The public hearings shall be held on the following dates and locations:

Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Hilo, Hawaii                DHHL East Hawaii District Office, 160 Baker Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
Maui                            DHHL Maui District Office, 655 Kaumualii St., Wailuku, HI 96793
Oahu                           DHHL Main Office (Hale Ponoi), 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy, Kapolei, HI 96707

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Waimea, Hawaii         DHHL West Hawaii District Office, 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy, Kamuela, HI 96743
Molokai                       DHHL Molokai District Office, 600 Mauna Loa Hwy, Kaunakakai, HI 96748
Kauai                           King Kaumualii Elementary Cafeteria, 4380 Hanamaulu Rd., Lihue, HI 96766

All interested persons are urged to attend the public hearing to present relevant information and individual opinion for the DHHL to consider.  Any person may file written comments or recommendations in support of or in opposition to the proposed rulemaking in person at the public hearing or by mail postmarked by December 9, 2016.  Written testimony should be mailed to:

ATTN: Administrative Rules
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
P.O. Box 1879
Honolulu, HI 96805

The Hawaiian Homes Commission shall take final action on this rulemaking at a future regularly scheduled commission meeting.

The proposed rule amendments are currently available for review through December 9, 2016 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the DHHL Main Office in Kapolei, Oahu and at any DHHL District Office at the addresses listed above and on Kauai at 3060 Eiwa St, Rm 203, Lihue, HI 96766.  A copy of the proposed rule amendments will be mailed to any person who requests a copy in writing.  The request must state the requestor’s name and mailing address, and be delivered to the DHHL Main Office, P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI 96805.  For more information, email or call (808) 620-9280.  A copy of the proposed rule amendments is also available online at:

To request a sign language interpreter or disabled parking at the public hearing, please contact the DHHL Information and Community Relations Office on Oahu at 808-620-9590 at least seven days in advance of the public hearing.

Jobie M. K. Masagatani, Chairman
Hawaiian Homes Commission
November 1, 2016

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