STAND. COM. REP. NO.583-02
RE: H.B. No. 2445
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2445 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to assist the elderly and persons with disabilities by:
(1) Allowing persons who are at least 55 years of age to reside in state-funded elderly public housing projects and privately-owned projects that are assisted by the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii (HCDCH); provided that at least one person in the household is 62 years of age or older;
(2) Authorizing a live-in aide to reside with the elder in a housing project; and
(3) Upon federal approval, allowing persons with disabilities who have reached the age of majority to live in housing projects that are designed and operated to assist the elderly.
HCDCH and Catholic Charities testified in support of this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2445 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair