STAND. COM. REP. NO.243-02
RE: H.B. No. 2446
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services and Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 2446 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to:
(1) Streamline the state's public housing eviction process without impairing the tenant's due process rights; and
(2) Allow needy families waiting for housing to be placed in public housing more quickly.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Housing and Community Development Corporation of Hawaii. A concerned individual submitted comments.
Your Committee finds that this bill establishes procedures for eviction that reduce delays and protect the due process rights of tenants, while promoting a proactive process that allows tenants to work with management to promptly address lease violations, including those that affect the peaceful enjoyment of the project.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services and Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2446 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services and Housing,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair