STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2908
RE: S.B. No. 2424
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2424, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING FOR NATIVE HAWAIIANS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize the construction, use, and funding of micro housing units for Hawaiian Home Lands beneficiaries.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from CNHA; EAH Housing; Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association; Hawaiian Civic Club of Honolulu; Hawaiian Community Assets; Hoomanapono Political Action Committee; OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii; Young Progressives Demanding Action - Hawaii; and three individuals.
Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Center for Hawaiian Sovereignty Studies.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Your Committee finds that micro housing units are a viable housing option for a number of beneficiaries on Hawaiian Home Lands.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing both of the appropriations to unspecified amounts;
(2) Inserting a severability clause to provide for the operation of the provisions of the measure that can take effect upon the approval of the measure without the consent of Congress;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2424, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2424, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair