HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 09, 2015

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1379

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Makes permanent Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits to DHHL. Makes permanent Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits for each residential unit developed by DHHL. Allows credits to be issued for rental units developed by DHHL on a two-credit per one-unit basis and to satisfy affordable housing obligations imposed by the counties, regardless of the date of enactment thereof.

 

HSG, OMH, FIN

HB 1314

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes the emergency home relocation special fund to assist persons dispossessed of their homes as a result of a natural disaster. Appropriates moneys.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1319

Status

RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE.

Requires that sellers give qualifying Hawaii residents the right of first refusal in the sale of residential real property.

 

HSG, CPC/JUD

HB 1078

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE REDUCTION.

Clarifies that HPHA is authorized to contract with private businesses to remove food and green wastes from public housing projects.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1354

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds to improve and increase the existing public housing stock in the State.  Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for deposit into the rental housing trust fund and the dwelling unit revolving fund to finance affordable rental housing development and infrastructure development.  Appropriates funds for the construction of micro apartment housing units.  Appropriates funds to build housing for beneficiaries on homestead land.  Appropriates funds to build affordable housing projects for veterans.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 766

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Making an appropriation for the construction of micro apartment housing units.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 865

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires HHFDC to establish a community land trust for the purpose of selling homes to low- and moderate-income homebuyers.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1025

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of its Executive Director. Requires the Board to consider altering the Executive Director's benefits package in exchange for a salary that exceeds the salary level of civil service employees.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1095

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL HOUSING TRUST FUND.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, upon request by a county, to establish and operate for the county, a county rental housing subaccount within the Rental Housing Trust Fund.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

HB 1415

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREAS.

Amends the maximum size of a residence, the construction or reconstruction of which is excluded from the definition of development for special management area purposes from 7,500 square feet to 2,500 square feet.

 

HSG, WAL, JUD

HB 1202

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Allows housing unrelated to agricultural activities or uses on certain agricultural lands for which the fee or leasehold owner of the property may charge a rent or fee.

 

HSG, AGR, FIN

HB 1242

Status

RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.

Establishes a tax credit of twenty-five per cent of the total cost, including installation, of an automatic fire sprinkler or automatic fire sprinkler system in any new detached one- or two-family dwelling unit in a structure used only for residential purposes. Sunsets on June 30, 2025.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1016

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING VOUCHERS.

Authorizes the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to establish a housing voucher program for full-time classroom teachers employed by the Department of Education, including classroom teachers at public charter schools in the State.

 

HSG, EDN, FIN

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 2, 2015. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 345

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Imposes a conveyance tax on the conveyance of a controlling interest of an entity that has an interest in real property in the State. Applies to conveyances occurring after 06/30/2015. Effective 07/01/2015.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair