HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 23, 2012

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 1884, HD1

(HSCR549-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a study on the wages and compensation of other public housing authorities in the United States that are comparable in size to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and comparable in duties and responsibilities to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority executive director. Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to submit a report to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on the wages and compensation of each of the five highest paid public housing authority executive directors of other comparable states or jurisdictions.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 1971, HD1

(HSCR387-12)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Lowers the income threshold relating to affordable housing from 140 per cent to 120 per cent of the median family income.

 

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2143

(HSCR385-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Provides the Hawaii Public Housing Authority resident advisory board the flexibility to submit a list of no less than three but no more than five names of nominees to fill the resident member seat on the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Board of Directors.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2144, HD1

(HSCR598-12)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires the department of taxation to submit a report to the legislature and the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation on general excise tax exemptions for low-cost housing and affordable rental housing construction and development.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1735, HD1

(HSCR596-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HOMELESS.

Establishes the Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness under the Department of Human Services for administrative purposes. Requires the Department of Human Services to conduct a study on establishing safe havens in the State and to submit a report to the Legislature prior to the 2013 Regular Session on its findings and recommendations from the study. Repealed June 30, 2018.

 

HSG/HUS, FIN

HB 1398

(HSCR383-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Authorizes the Hawaii public housing authority to develop public housing projects under a partnership or development agreement with a private party; provides exemptions from chapters 103 and 103D if not prohibited by federal law or regulation; requires annual report to the legislature.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 755, HD2

(HSCR452-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Conforms public housing eviction procedural requirements to federal law. Changes the potential size of the eviction board. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 2302, HD1

(HSCR100-12)

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS.

Exempts temporarily from the state and county civil service: (1) persons hired or contracted to repair and maintain vacant state or county housing units; and (2) persons hired or contracted to perform planning, design, engineering, or permit processing work for state or county capital improvement projects. Makes an appropriation out of general obligation bonds to the Hawaii public housing authority for renovating uninhabitable public housing units. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

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:

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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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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

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair