Report Title:

Hawaii Public Housing Authority; Common Area Expenses

 

Description:

Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to assess all the units in a state public housing project for common area expenses. (SD1)

 


THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1160

TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE, 2009

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to authorize the Hawaii public housing authority to assess all the units in a state public housing project a fee for the common area expenses of the housing project.

SECTION 2. Chapter 356D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"356D‑   Assessments for common area expenses. (a) In accordance with rules adopted by the authority pursuant to chapter 91, at least one per cent of common area expenses for a state public housing project shall be assessed against all the units in the state public housing project.

(b) If any common area expense is caused by the misconduct of any unit resident, the authority may assess that expense exclusively against the unit resident.

(c) The authority, either directly or through its managing agent or resident manager, shall notify the unit residents of a state public housing project in writing of common area expense assessment increases at least thirty days prior to an increase."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.