STAND. COM. REP. NO. 200
RE: H.B. No. 1001
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 1001 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to exempt from school impact fees, housing for persons or families with incomes at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI) within a one-mile radius of the Honolulu rail transit line.
Hui for Excellence in Education testified in support of this measure. The Building Industry Association of Hawaii and Department of Education opposed this measure. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Office of Planning, City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting, Hawaii Construction Alliance, IMUAlliance, and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii commented on this measure.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the qualification exemption from school impact fees to apply to housing for persons or families with incomes at or below 120 percent of the AMI within any county of the State with a population of over seven hundred thousand;
(2) Exempting all government housing projects and projects processed pursuant to sections 46-51.1 and 201H-38, Hawaii Revised Statutes, from school impact fees;
(3) Changing its effective date to take effect upon a date to be determined, to facilitate further discussion on this measure; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1001, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1001, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Education.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
TOM BROWER, Chair