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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  The purpose of this Act is to comply with the
 2 Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998, P.L. 105-
 3 276, 112 Stat. 2461, by establishing resident advisory boards in
 4 federal public housing projects.  In addition, this Act will add
 5 a federal public housing or recipient of federal housing benefits
 6 to the to the housing and community development corporation of
 7 Hawaii's board of directors.
 8      SECTION 2.  Chapter 201G, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 9 amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated
10 and to read as follows:
11      "201G-    Resident advisory boards.  The corporation may
12 establish a resident advisory board or boards, which shall be
13 comprised of federal public housing residents or section 8
14 tenant-based recipients, to assist and advise the corporation in
15 matters relating to the planning and administration of federal
16 housing programs.  The members of the resident advisory board or
17 boards shall adequately reflect and represent residents of
18 federal public housing projects and recipients of section 8
19 benefits administered by the corporation.

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 1      The corporation may adopt rules in accordance with chapter
 2 91 with respect to the establishment of the resident advisory
 3 board or boards including, but not limited to, rules concerning
 4 the composition, eligibility, selection, and term of members."
 5      SECTION 3.  Section 201G-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 6 amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:
 7      "201G-3 Board; establishment, functions, duties.(a)
 8 There is created a board consisting of [nine] eleven members, of
 9 whom [six] eight shall be public members appointed by the
10 governor as provided in section 26-34.  Public members shall be
11 appointed from each of the counties of Honolulu, Hawaii, Maui,
12 and Kauai.  One public member shall be the chairperson of the
13 rental housing trust fund advisory commission.  One public member
14 shall be a person who is directly assisted by the corporation
15 under the federal low-rent public housing or federal section 8
16 tenant-based housing assistance payments program while serving on
17 the board.  The public members of the board shall serve four-year
18 staggered terms; provided that the initial appointments shall be
19 as follows: two members to be appointed for four years; two
20 members to be appointed for three years; and one member to be
21 appointed for two years.  The chairperson of the rental housing
22 trust fund advisory commission shall serve a concurrent term on
23 the board.  The director of business, economic development, and

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 1 tourism and the director of human services, or their designated
 2 representatives, and a representative of the governor's office,
 3 shall be ex officio voting members.  The corporation shall be
 4 headed by the board.
 5      (b)  The board of directors shall select a chairperson and
 6 vice-chairperson from among its members.  The director of
 7 business, economic development, and tourism or the director of
 8 human services shall be ineligible to serve as chairperson of the
 9 board.
10      (c)  [Five] six members shall constitute a quorum, whose
11 affirmative vote shall be necessary for all actions by the
12 corporation.  The members shall receive no compensation for
13 services, but shall be entitled to necessary expenses, including
14 travel expenses, incurred in the performance of their duties."
15      SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
16 New statutory material is underscored.
17      SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
19                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________

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