HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 24, 2011

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 383

(HSCR314)

Status

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

Extends the date on which the legislative federal economic stimulus program oversight commission is terminated from 06/30/11 to 12/31/11.

 

ERB, LMG, FIN

HB 960

(HSCR591)

Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.

Establishes a program for granting low-income housing tax credit loans in lieu of low-income housing tax credits administered by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation. Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the loans.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1306, HD1

(HSCR596)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Deletes language allowing county affordable housing projects to have the same general excise tax and receipt tax exemptions as the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC); requires all general excise tax exemption claims to be filed with HHFDC and reviewed by HHFDC and the Department of Taxation prior to certification; requires renewal certification every four years and an audit of each certification, and annual report to legislature.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1303, HD1

(HSCR254)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to assess a fee to all units for community facility maintenance. Requires minimum rent schedule for housing projects and annual Consumer Price Index adjustments of minimum rent.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 898, HD1

(HSCR256)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING POLICY.

Extends to December 31, 2012, the lapse date of funds appropriated from the emergency and budget reserve fund pursuant to Act 191, SLH 2010, for the housing first pilot program.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 70, HD1

(HSCR593)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.

Establishes the Return-to-home Program to assist eligible homeless individuals to return to their home state if there is a support network available and the support network is able to receive them. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

HSG, FIN

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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair