DHHL Launches Beneficiary Consultation on Proposed Rule Changes

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 in Meetings

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) is kicking off a series of statewide meetings seeking beneficiary input on proposed rule changes related to the following topics:

  • Genetic Testing: Proposes DHHL accept DNA tests to establish family ties in order to qualify for the Hawaiian Home Lands program.
  • Lease Transfer: Proposes a process and requirements for transferring a vacant homestead lot (i.e. a lot with no home or other improvements built upon the land).
  • Subsistence Lots: Proposes a new option in DHHLʻs agricultural program that supports a subsistence rural lifestyle.

The DHHL is currently re-examining the Administrative Rules governing department operations, and proposing to remove, add, or modify these rules to meet the changing needs and priorities of our beneficiaries. The department plans to propose several rule changes throughout the course of this administration. This first round of proposed rule changes are in direct response to beneficiary feedback the department received over the years.

The rulemaking process could take up to two years to complete and begins with Beneficiary Consultation meetings at the following locations and dates. All meetings scheduled to run from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

  • Lānaʻi – Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Lānaʻi High & Elementary School Cafeteria
    555 Fraser Avenue, Lānaʻi City, Hawaiʻi 96763
  • Nānākuli, O‘ahu – Monday, November 2, 2015
    Nānāikapono Elementary School Cafeteria
    89-153 Mano Ave., Wai‘anae, HI 96792
  • Waimea, Hawai‘i – Monday, November 9, 2015
    DHHL West Hawai‘i District Office – Kūhiō Hale
    64-756 Māmalahoa Hwy., Kamuela, HI 96743
  • Keaukaha, Hawai‘i – Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Keaukaha Elementary School Cafetorium
    240 Desha Ave., Hilo, HI 96720
  • Kaua‘i – Monday, November 23, 2015
    King Kaumuali‘i Elementary School Cafeteria
    4380 Hanamā‘ulu Rd., Līhu‘e, HI 96766
  • Papakōlea, O‘ahu – Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    Stevenson Middle School Cafeteria
    1202 Prospect St., Honolulu, HI 96822
  • Maui – Monday, November 30, 2015
    Paukūkalo Community Center
    655 Kaumuali‘i St., Wailuku, HI 96793
  • Moloka‘i – Tuesday, December 1, 2015
    Lanikeha Community Center
    2200 Farrington Hwy., Ho‘olehua, HI 96729
  • Kapolei, O‘ahu – Monday, December 7, 2015
    DHHL Hale Pono‘ī
    91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy., Kapolei, HI 96707
  • Waimānalo, O‘ahu – Thursday, December 10, 2015 ***DATE CHANGE***
    Blanche Pope Elemetnary School Cafeteria
    41-133 Huli St., Waimānalo, HI 96795
    ***Meeting date changed as venue was no longer available on the previously publicized date.

Beneficiaries have until January 11, 2016, to provide manaʻo on this first round of proposed changes to the DHHL’s Administrative Rules.

For more information and to provide feedback via web, visit our DHHL Administrative Rules page at dhhl.hawaii.gov/DHHLRules.