STAND. COM. REP. NO. 194-18
RE: H.B. No. 2142
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Housing and Transportation, to which was referred H.B. No. 2142 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require that a percentage of residential units in residential developments on public lands that are wholly- or partially-situated within a county-designated Transit-Oriented Development Zone, including development projects by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and the Hawaii Community Development Authority, are reserved for low-income buyers or renters. This measure also limits the transfer of interest in the land developed to developers to the transfer of a leasehold interest only.
The Faith Action for Community Equity/Housing Now Coalition and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation opposed this measure. The Department of Human Services, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and a concerned individual offered comments for this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for style, clarity, and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Housing and Transportation that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2142, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2142, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Housing and Transportation,
HENRY J.C. AQUINO, Chair
TOM BROWER, Chair