HONOLULU (March 12, 2012) – Two state House committees advanced a bill to resolve longstanding claims for past-due revenues owed to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The House committees on Water Land and Ocean Resources as well as Hawaiian Affairs both voted to approve Gov. Neil Abercrombie's proposal to transfer to OHA 10 parcels of mostly waterfront property in Kaka'ako Makai valued at an estimated $200 million.
The bill heads to the Judiciary and Finance committees for further consideration.
The proposal could potentially provide OHA with an economic boost to help fund community-based programs aimed at improving conditions for Native Hawaiians.