STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1140
RE: S.B. No. 1160
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2009
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 1160, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to provide for the assessment of common area expenses for all units in a state public housing project in the amount of at least one percent of common area expenses.
The Hawaii Public Housing Authority supported this bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by including the contents of H.B. No. 1440, H.D. 1. As amended, in addition to authorizing the assessment of common area expenses, this bill:
(1) Eliminates most procedural requirements preliminary to hearings for evictions of tenants of public housing projects;
(2) Requires written notice to delinquent tenants in accordance with federal law of the delinquency and the tenant's right to request a grievance hearing;
(3) Requires that a hearings officer, rather than the eviction board, conduct the evictions hearing; and
(4) Makes technical, nonsubstantive changes for style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1160, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1160, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
RIDA CABANILLA, Chair