STAND. COM. REP. NO.  195-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2483

      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. 2483 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to prevent the proliferation of large-scale residential dwellings, colloquially known as "monster homes," in counties with more than 500,000 residents by requiring that counties specify the number of allowable bedrooms and residents in any detached dwelling, and requiring that the number of onsite parking equal the number of bedrooms in a detached dwelling.


     The Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu opposed this measure.  The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and Hawaii Construction Alliance 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 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. 2483, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2483, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.



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