THE SENATE
THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES AND HOUSING
Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair
Senator Josh Green, Vice-Chair

MEASURES DEFERRED TO TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TIME:

1:20 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 016
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

SB969
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO FARM WORKER HOUSING.
Allows one or more employee dwellings to be built on an agricultural park lot or non-agricultural park lot that is leased by a long-term lessee with lease terms of at least thirty-five years and a lot size of at least five acres, with restrictions.  Appropriates an unspecified amount from the general fund to be expended by the department of agriculture to develop farm worker housing.

HSH/AGL, WAM

SB775
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.
Permits temporary shelters on lands in the agricultural district.

AGL/HSH, WAM

SB906
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Adds a definition for "contested case".  Amends the deadline to intervene in a proceeding to accept a developer's proposal to thirty days after the first public hearing on a developer's proposal.  Requires HCDA to make certain findings on the proposed project and its impacts, including concerns expressed by community residents and stakeholders, in order to approve the proposed development.  Requires developers to abide by all representations and commitments made in the permit application process.

HSH, JDL
[Measure added on 2/12/2015]

SB916
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.
Requires HCDA to establish rules to require reserved and workforce housing in developments.  Amends definition of reserved housing and creates definition of workforce housing.  Provides for establishing rules for the rental of reserved and workforce housing.

HSH, WAM
[Measure added on 2/12/2015]

SB1202
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.
Establishes the homeownership revolving fund to assist households whose income does not exceed 80 per cent of the area median income by allowing the households to pay no debt service for the first sixty months and then pay interest on a graduated scale.

HSH, WAM
[Measure added on 2/12/2015]

SB1362
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE REVOLVING FUND.
Restricts the ability of the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to use the rental assistance revolving fund for projects relating to affordable rental housing.

HSH, WAM
[Measure added on 2/12/2015]

SB1201
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO TAXATION.
Establishes a tax incentive for landlords who provide rental units for persons earning below 80 per cent of the area median income.

HSH, WAM
[Measure added on 2/12/2015]

No testimony will be accepted.

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-586-6130.