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:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1553

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Directs HHFDC or any appropriate entity of the State to initiate negotiations to keep the units of the Front Street Apartments on the island of Maui affordable or to acquire the Front Street Apartments property. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1012

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

Temporarily disallows the deduction for dividends paid by real estate investment trusts for a period of 15 years, but with an exception for dividends generated from trust-owned housing that is affordable to households with incomes at or below 200% of the median family income.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 82

Status

RELATING TO THE HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM.

Prohibits any county from disqualifying a legal nonconforming dwelling unit from the housing choice voucher program if the unit meets zoning and building code requirements and other program standards such as health and safety standards.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 1335

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit. Appropriates funds to establish one position in the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to oversee the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1267

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Requires HHFDC and each county to initiate a rent-controlled housing pilot project for new housing constructed in a total of 5 representative districts and for housing constructed in those districts prior to 1990. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 207

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the low income-household renters' income tax credit based on adjusted gross income and filing status.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 652

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who lease housing to certain low-income tenants.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 489

Status

RELATING TO CESSPOOLS.

Requires DOH to develop guidelines for the mandatory disclosure of cesspools on real property.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 660

Status

RELATING TO AN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT LOAN REVOLVING FUND.

Establishes a revolving fund to assist developers in financing the infrastructure costs of affordable rental developments and developments in which the dwelling units are sold for fee simple ownership. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 486

Status

RELATING TO THE MORTGAGE INTEREST DEDUCTION.

Eliminates the mortgage interest deduction for second homes under Hawaii income tax law. Requires DOTAX to calculate the savings and transfer an equivalent amount of income taxes to the director of finance for deposit into the rental housing revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 389

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds to several state agencies for the purposes of improving and increasing the existing public and affordable housing stock in the State. Requires a report to the 2018 and 2019 legislature on the set-aside plan for upkeep and maintenance of the housing facilities to be constructed.

 

HSG, FIN

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

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

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8520 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair