THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF DECISION MAKING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

TIME:

10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 211

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard in their respective Standing Committee's:

 

SB 2266

      (SSCR2008)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and the appropriation of funds for deposit into the rental housing trust fund and the dwelling unit revolving fund for the purposes of financing affordable rental housing development and infrastructure development.

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2267

      (SSCR2031)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Making an appropriation for the construction of micro apartment housing units.

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2286, SD1

      (SSCR2009)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Prohibits provider agencies from requesting or requiring homeless individuals to purchase goods or food commodity under a food distribution program or any food stamp or coupon under a food stamp plan, or an EBT card or similar debit card type device, in exchange for services.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2337

      (SSCR2004)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING.

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

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2442

      (SSCR2032)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for the rental housing trust fund to build affordable rental housing projects, including projects with micro units, family units, and elder housing units.

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2525, SD1

      (SSCR2033)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Establishes the medicaid buy-in program for workers with disabilities and appropriates funds for outreach and training relating to the medicaid buy-in program for workers with disabilities.  (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2534, SD1

      (SSCR2005)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes the Hale Kokua Program, within the Department of Human Services to incentivize homeowners statewide to set aside dwelling units for rental by families or individuals classified as employed but homeless.  Appropriates funds.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2541

      (SSCR2006)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ELDERLY HOUSING.

Appropriates funds for the redevelopment, design, and construction of the Hawaii public housing authority administrative offices on School street and the creation of an elderly-only housing complex.

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2544, SD1

      (SSCR2007)

      Status & Testimony

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

Allows only original household members to retain a federal housing choice voucher.  Requires vouchers to be returned to the Hawaii public housing authority when all original members are no longer in the household.  Allows minors who survive the original head or co-head of the household and were added to the household to retain the voucher until the last of the minors reaches the age of twenty-one.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

SB 2545, SD1

      (SSCR2010)

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO UNIVERSAL CHILDREN'S SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Creates a Universal Children's Savings Account Program under the Department of Budget and Finance to enable families to establish savings accounts for their children and assist children with purchasing a home or starting a business.  Establishes and appropriates funds into the Universal Children's Savings Account Trust Fund.  (SD1)

 

HMS, WAM

 

Decision making meeting only, no public testimony will be accepted.

 

Persons wishing to offer comments may do so 24 hours prior to the hearing.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the WAM clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE WAM CLERK AT (808)586-6800.

 

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Senator David Y. Ige

Chair