HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Richard Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 27, 2014

TIME:

09:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1539

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.

Requires surrender of housing voucher upon vacancy of unit by last original household member. Allows surviving minor to retain voucher until age 21.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2083

Status

RELATING TO SOLID WASTE REDUCTION.

Clarifies that HPHA is authorized to contract with private businesses to remove food and green waste from public housing projects.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1595

Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance and appropriate of general obligation bonds to fund low-income housing tax credit loans.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2085

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY.

Establishes an income tax credit for proposed projects to be located in areas that are location efficient. Establishes procedures for the HHFDC to determine whether proposed projects meet certain requirements necessary to qualify for the tax credit. Requires the HHFDC to report annually to the legislature. Sunset 1/1/2018.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1886

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funding for the Housing First Initiative; for matching funds for HUD-funded Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing Programs; and for the Shallow Subsidy Program.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1581

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Granting temporary relief from county housing requirements as recommended by the construction industry task force to stimulate housing construction statewide.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1915

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Authorizes the exemption of farm-based housing for certain agricultural employees from state and local laws and regulations through a special permit process.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: Twenty copies (including an original) to Room 305 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair