STAND. COM. REP. NO.  951

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009

 

RE:   H.B. No. 1692

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1692, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this bill is to break the cyclical nature of poverty and increase the supply of low-income housing by restricting state public housing tenancy, except in certain cases, to no more than five years.

 

     Several concerned individuals testified in support of this bill.  The Hawaii Family Forum, Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Community Alliance Partners Hawaii Island Continuum of Care to End Homelessness, and a concerned individual testified in opposition to this measure.  The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Public Housing Authority and a concerned individual provided comments on this bill.

 

     Your Committee has amended this bill by:

 

     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

     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. 1692, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1692, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

____________________________

MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair