STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1143-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   S.B. No. 2293

      S.D. 2

      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 S.B. No. 2293, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to maintain the current stock of affordable housing on Maui by negotiating with the owners of the Front Street Apartments to keep the dwelling units affordable through 2027, purchase the property, or acquire the property through the State's exercise of its power of eminent domain.


     The Mayor of the County of Maui; a Maui County Councilmember; ILWU Local 142; Front Street Apartment Tenants Group; Na Kupuna O Maui; LahainaTown Action Committee; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; Waiola Church, UCC; West Maui Taxpayers Association; Young Progressives Demanding Action; Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii; and several individuals supported this measure.  The Front Street Affordable Housing Partners opposed this measure.  The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation offered comments on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Adding a severability clause; and


(2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purpose of 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 S.B. No. 2293, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2293, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Labor & Public Employment.



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