STAND. COM. REP. NO.  105-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2166

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 2166 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to establish a housing voucher program for full-time classroom teachers employed by the Department of Education or by a public charter school in Hawaii.


     A concerned individual supported this measure.  The League of Women Voters of Hawaii opposed this measure.  The Department of Education, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation offered comments for this measure.


     Your Committee did not consider the amendment offered by the Hawaii State Teachers Association in its deliberations due to the timing of the testimony submission. 


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Removing the dollar value of the monthly voucher; and


(2)  Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.


     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. 2166, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2166, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Education.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,