STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1749


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 369

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 369, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to prohibit apartment and condominium associations, boards of directors, managing agents, resident managers, and apartment and condominium owners, or any person acting on behalf of an association or owner from retaliating or discriminating against an apartment or condominium owner, board member, or association employee who takes lawful action to address, prevent, or stop a violation of Hawaii's condominium laws or a condominium's governing documents, or who exercises any rights as an apartment or condominium owner under chapters 514A and 514B, Hawaii Revised Statutes.


     Associa, Hui Oiaio, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Punahala, Association of Unit Owners of Kipuka at Hoakalei, and numerous concerned individuals opposed the measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 369, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 369, S.D. 1, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,