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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 754, SD1

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Directs the legislative reference bureau to review the state and county laws related to affordable housing, to identify strategies to strengthen Hawaii's housing laws. Requires report to the 2010 legislature. (SD1)

 

HSG, LMG

SB 862, SD2

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Enables the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to more easily collect the value of shared appreciation equity and other restrictions when an affordable housing property is publicly sold through a foreclosure. Requires written notification of intent to foreclose on properties encumbered by such priority liens. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 863, SD2

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Makes necessary housekeeping amendments to chapter 201H, Hawaii Revised Statutes; authorizes the imposition of service fees to recoup program administrative expenses. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 910, SD1

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSFER OF HOMELESS PROGRAMS WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Transfers homeless programs and services within the Department of Human Services by relocating the state homeless programs from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to the Benefit, Employment, and Support Services Division. (SD1)

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

SB 1118, SD2

Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.

Shortens the period over which low-income housing tax credits can be taken from 10 years to 5 years. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 1160, SD2

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to assess all the units in a state public housing project for common area expenses. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 1221, SD1

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Amends criminal trespass in the first degree to include a person who enters or remains unlawfully in or upon the premises of a public housing project after reasonable request or warning to leave by housing authorities; excludes an invited guest. (SD1)

 

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:

     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.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 404 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9496 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HSGtestimony@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 586-6606 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. Rida Cabanilla

Chair