STAND. COM. REP. NO. 678-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 1712

H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1712, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to increase the minimum portion of residential units in condominiums required to be offered for sale to owner-occupants during the thirty-day period following the initial date of sale from fifty percent to ninety percent of all residential units.


The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual testified in support of this measure. Aloha Real Estate, Inc. testified in opposition. The American Resort Development Association Hawaii provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1) Excluding projects in which time share use is permitted from the owner-occupancy requirements; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1712, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1712, H.D. 2.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,