HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

517

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Section 356D-13, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]356D-13[]] Administration of federal programs. (a) The authority may carry out federal programs designated to be carried out by a public housing agency, or entity designated by the authority.

(b) The authority shall adopt necessary rules in accordance with chapter 91, including the establishment and collection of reasonable fees for administering the program, to carry out any federal program in subsection (a).

(c) The authority may issue or adopt, without regard to chapter 91, policies, regulations, standards, procedures, and rental agreement terms in a manner prescribed by applicable law, rule, regulation, memorandum, notice, contract or other instrument of the federal government where necessary or appropriate to ensure orderly and efficient public housing program administration.

[(c)] (d) All fees collected for administering the program may be deposited into an appropriate special fund of the authority and may be used to cover the administrative expenses of the authority.

(e) Federal standard shall prevail in the case of apparent conflict between the laws, rules, policies, regulations, standards, or procedures of the State and any law, rule, regulation, memorandum, notice, contract or other instrument of the federal government in the administration of the authority's federal programs."

SECTION 2. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Public Housing; Administration of Federal Housing Programs

 

Description:

Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to adopt policies, regulations, standards, procedures, and rental agreements for its federal programs in the manner prescribed by the federal government. Provides that federal regulation prevails in case of conflicts between state and federal regulations.

 

 

 

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