STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2724
RE: S.B. No. 2267
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2014
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2267 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys for the construction of micro apartment housing units.
The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, County of Hawaii Office of Housing and Community Development, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Partners in Care, PHOCUSED, Community Alliance for Mental Health, Living Life Source Foundation, Mental Health America of Hawaii, and one individual submitted written comments in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that the need to expand the inventory of affordable housing is a serious issue facing the State, and that appropriating moneys for the construction of micro apartment housing units will help meet the demand for additional affordable housing options.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Adding a definition of "micro apartment housing unit";
(2) Changing the amount of the appropriation to an unspecified sum;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2267, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2267, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair