HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

9:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2483

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Amends county zoning power for single-family and multifamily residential dwelling units. Requires the City and County of Honolulu to amend rules for planning and permitting.

 

HSG, WAL, JUD

HB 2744

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds to provide additional rent supplement subsidies.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2745

Status

RELATING TO THE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Expands the rental assistance program by increasing the minimum percentage of affordable units a rental housing project is required to maintain for eligible tenants. Appropriates funds to support new rental assistance program contracts.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2746

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL HOUSING.

Amends Act 127, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to clarify the duties of the special action team and add additional members to the special action team. Makes an appropriation.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2747

Status

RELATING TO HOMEOWNERSHIP.

Assists first-time homebuyers in saving to buy a home by increasing the aggregate total that can be saved in individual housing accounts free of state income taxation.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2750

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the basis and rate for the conveyance tax, adds an exemption to the conveyance tax for qualified affordable housing, and increases allocation of the conveyance tax to the Land Conservation Fund and the Rental Housing Revolving Fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1820

Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Allows the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to be claimed against the general excise tax.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1789

Status

RELATING TO AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS.

Establishes a refundable income tax credit of 25% of the total costs, including installation costs, of an automatic fire suppression system in any new detached 1- or 2-family dwelling unit in a structure used only for residential purposes. Sunsets on 6/30/25.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1822

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Establishes the automatic fire sprinkler system revolving fund to provide low interest loans for the installation of automatic fire sprinkler systems in condominiums or apartments; provided that no loans shall be authorized until January 1, 2019.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1920

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes an income tax credit for the cost of construction and renovation that complies with residential housing visitability standards.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2329

Status

RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.

Repeals the statutory cap on the disposition of conveyance taxes dedicated for deposit into the Rental Housing Revolving Fund for the financing of affordable rental housing development.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2330

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Expands and extends to June 30, 2026, the certification for exemption from general excise tax and use tax costs for certain rental housing projects pursuant to section 201H-36(a)(5), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include affordable rents. Requires said project owners to accept Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers as a condition of certification.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2332

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Specifies that certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code related to at-risk rules and deductions and to passive activity loss do not apply with respect to claims for the state low-income housing tax credit.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2441

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Amends conveyance tax rates. Requires that a percentage of conveyance taxes collected be deposited into the Housing Finance Revolving Fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2459

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Exempts affordable housing units acquired, developed, financed, or rehabilitated by qualified nonprofit housing trusts from the use restrictions and the 10-year owner-occupancy, 10-year buyback, owner qualifications, and shared appreciation equity requirements if the qualified nonprofit housing trust establishes owner-occupancy and buy-back restrictions approved by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8574 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair