HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 226

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

Eliminates the five day notification requirement for the eviction of a tenant for delinquent rent. Allows a landlord to prohibit access to a dwelling unit, including by changing the locks to the dwelling unit, upon court awarding possession of the unit. Allows a landlord to dispose of the tenant's personal property.

 

HSG, CPC, JUD

HB 223

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Allows a landlord, when processing an application to rent residential property, to charge an application screening fee for the actual cost of screening the applicant. Requires landlords to refund any unused amount of the application screening fee and, upon request, provide a receipt of the fee and a copy of any report obtained via the screening process to the applicant.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 1009

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD TENANT CODE.

Allows a landlord to restrict access to a dwelling unit for failure to pay rent or when the tenant quits the premises. Requires landlord to provide access to tenant for a period of one day to remove personal property. Deems the personal property abandoned if not timely removed and allows landlord to dispose of property.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 396

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to evict a tenant if the tenant is convicted of a misdemeanor or felony related to the Authority's property or funds.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 534

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Appropriates moneys for the HPHA to hire an additional security guard at Kalihi Valley homes.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 829

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to document prohibited acts of smoking and retain all violations on a resident's record permanently.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 868

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to establish trust accounts to provide matching funds to tenants who rent dwelling units. Specifies tenancy termination requirements. Authorizes the issuance of general obligations bonds for capital improvement projects at state low-income housing projects. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair