HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Rida Cabanilla, Chair

Rep. Pono Chong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Hermina M. Morita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Cynthia Thielen

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

Only the hearing room has been changed.

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room [309] changed to Room 325

State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 357

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Generally, allows state and county agencies to hire third party reviewers to facilitate the processing and issuance of building permits for affordable housing projects.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 360

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Expedites project reviews for mixed-use housing and related infrastructure projects to stimulate affordable housing development.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1187

Status

RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.

Assists the homeless in reuniting with their families.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1406

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES AND THE STATE HOMELESS PROGRAMS.

Creates the office of homeless and community services under the department of human services and transfers the office of community services from the department of labor and industrial relations and the homeless programs from the Hawaii public housing authority to the department of human services.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1440

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Eliminates most procedural requirements preliminary to hearing for eviction of tenants from public housing. Requires evictions to be conducted by hearings officers appointed by the Hawaii public housing authority.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 1441

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to implement policies that reduce vacancies in public housing by 20% each year for the next 4 years. Requires the authority to annually assess tenant income to determine their continued eligibility for public housing. Requires the authority to submit annual reports to the legislature on the number of vacant units in public housing projects and related information.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1521

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Shortens time for notice, meeting, and grievance requirements for violations with rental agreements, leases, violation of rules, or maintenance in public housing. Streamlines eviction process in public housing.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1580

Status

RELATING TO DATA COLLECTION.

Requires the Department of Human Services, in cooperation with the Department of Health, to form a task force to evaluate what types of data would help homeless advocates provide services to the homeless, how the data should be collected, and how it should be reported.

 

HSG, HUS/HLT, FIN

HB 1692

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Restricts federal and state low income housing leases in certain cases, to no more than 5 years.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1694

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii public housing authority to establish a minimum rent of $250 per month for all state public housing units. Prohibits the Hawaii public housing authority from establishing preferences for tenant selection.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 359

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires mandatory reporting for criminal property damage, drug dealing or drug use, and terroristic threatening. Requires the housing authority to evict tenants who violate rules.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 202

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Requires notification of mortgage foreclosure to the tenant of rental property by the successor in interest prior to termination of the rental agreement and commencement of summary possession proceedings. Provides that holdover tenants are liable to the successor in interest for the pro-rated share of rent and other charges authorized under the previous rental agreement, for each day the tenant remains in possession up until the commencement of summary possession proceedings, after which higher charges authorized under existing law apply.

 

HSG, CPC/JUD

HB 331

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Requires that tenants of rental property be given sixty days written notice to vacate when the rental property is sold in foreclosure. Requires that tenants of rental property be notified when foreclosure proceedings have begun on the rental property.

 

HSG, CPC/JUD

HB 443

Status

RELATING TO LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Requires landlord to give tenant prior notice of a foreclosure action and 30-day notice of foreclosure sale.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 522

Status

RELATING TO FORECLOSURES.

Requires mortgagees to provide notice to tenants of foreclosure and give them 45 days from the date of notice to vacate when their rental property is disposed of in either a judicial or non-judicial foreclosure.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 525

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Makes a mortgagee in possession or purchaser of residential rental property that has been foreclosed upon subject to a rental agreement between the previous landlord and a tenant.

 

HSG, CPC/JUD

HB 566

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Prohibits possession of open liquor containers in public housing common areas and on streets and sidewalks.

 

HSG, JUD

 

 

 

 

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:

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

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Rep. Rida Cabanilla

Chair