STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1630-18

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018

 

RE: H.R. No. 187

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.R. No. 187 entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO MITIGATE THE DISPROPORTIONATE ADVERSE EFFECTS OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT OF 2017 ON HAWAII CITIZENS BY INCREASING FEDERAL SUPPORT OF HAWAII HOUSING INITIATIVES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to address Hawaii's high cost of living by urging the President of the United States and United States Congress to increase funding dedicated to Hawaii through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to:

 

(1) Support housing initiatives that provide relief to Hawaii's residents, who pay one of the highest housing costs in the nation; and

 

(2) Mitigate any adverse effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on Hawaii's residents.

 

The Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii supported this measure.

 

Your Committee amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for 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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 187, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 187, H.D. 1.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair