HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

February 12, 2008

TIME:

8:40AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2435, HD1

(HSCR153-08)

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Requires DOE to increase opportunities for special needs preschoolers to interact with their non-disabled peers. Appropriates funds. (HB2435 HD1)

 

EDN, HSH, FIN

HB 3362

RELATING TO CRIME.

Mandates minors be tried as adults in cases of first degree murder, second degree murder, first degree sexual assault and second degree sexual assault.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 3399

RELATING TO CHAPTER 346, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Clarifies exemptions to part VII of chapter 346, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3211

(HSCR111-08)

RELATING TO CLOTHESLINES.

Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling, with limited restrictions.

 

EEP, HSH, FIN

HB 3060, HD1

(HSCR211-08)

AUTHORIZING THE RESALE OF RESERVED HOUSING UNITS BY THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii Community Development Authority to resell reserved housing units as defined in section 206E-101, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (HB3060 HD1)

 

WLH, HSH, FIN

HB 2512

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates $500,000 to assist developers in contracting for third party review and certification to expedite the processing and issuance of building permits for affordable housing projects, including the performance of inspections.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2513

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS AND MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.

Appropriates $30,000,000 into the dwelling unit revolving fund.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2662

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Exempts new multi-family housing condominium developments of fifty units of more from certain state and county affordable housing requirements.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2666

RELATING TO AN AFFORDABLE RENTAL HOUSING DONATION TAX CREDIT.

Establishes an affordable rental housing donation tax credit.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2668

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Makes the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation responsible for issuing special purpose revenue bonds for low- and moderate-income housing projects. Requires only grants to be made from the rental housing trust fund as equity gap financing. Repeals the sunset date on the transfer of part of the conveyance tax proceeds to the rental housing trust fund. Transfers the private activity bond volume cap entirely to the State.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2238

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires public housing projects and affordable housing funded by county or state funds to remain affordable in perpetuity.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2242

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Authorizes each county to impose upon certain subdividers or developers an affordable housing requirement as a condition for approval of a subdivision or issuance of a building permit.

 

HSH, EDB

HB 2468

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Extends sunset of allocation of conveyance tax to the rental housing trust fund; makes appropriation in general obligation bonds for dwelling unit revolving fund; makes appropriation for expedited third party review of affordable projects.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3401

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Incentive and Streamlining Grants Program to assist counties in streamlining the permit and approval process for construction and development of workforce housing.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3403

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Establishes a self-help housing technical assistance trust fund under the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to provide funding for technical assistance costs generated by self-help housing projects. Makes an appropriation into the fund and authorizes the moneys to be expended to carry out the purposes of the fund.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3427

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes a self-help housing trust fund. Amends section 247‑7, HRS, to provide for a certain per cent of taxes collected under the chapter to be deposited into the self-help housing trust fund.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2598

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Requires the HHFDC to focus on developing affordable housing in urban cores.

 

HSH, WLH

HB 2889

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires the HHFDC to report to the legislature with a list of cost items that impact the high cost of homes in the State.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2904

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING FUND.

Establishes the infrastructure development revolving fund to expedite the construction of affordable housing.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2990

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes the Affordable Housing Loan Revolving Fund to receive funds from developers to provide low-interest home loans to qualified households.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3058

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Provides an increase in Hula Mae multifamily revenue bond authority from $400 million to $500 million to provide financing assistance for the development and preservation/rehabilitation of affordable housing.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3059

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDITS.

Reduces the period over which state low-income housing tax credits are taken from 10 years to 5 years.

 

HSH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 326 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6189(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HSHtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8460 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair