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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 8, 2018

TIME:

9:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure has been DELETED from the agenda: HB2332

 

HB 1529, HD1

(HSCR40-18)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Prohibits discrimination in the rental of real property based on a veteran's use of HUD-VASH vouchers. (HB1529 HD1)

 

VMI, HSG, JUD

HB 1763

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes a temporary task force on rental housing for extremely low-income households. Makes an appropriation.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1683

Status

RELATING TO THE CONVEYANCE TAX.

Establishes an additional conveyance tax rate for the sale of certain condominiums or single family residences. Requires that the revenue collected in each county from the additional conveyance tax rate be allocated to the respective county's affordable housing fund. Sunset 6/30/2023.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1782

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Establishes an income tax credit of 30% of the actual cost, including installation, water, and permit fees, of an automatic fire sprinkler system in any residential occupancy in a building used for residential purposes. Sunsets 6/30/2028.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1786

Status

RELATING TO CONVEYANCE TAX.

Increases the conveyance tax on the sale of condominiums and single-family residences with a value of $2,000,000 or greater. Allocates the revenue to a county's affordable housing fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1804

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Exempts affordable housing projects developed or financed by HHFDC or a county from school impact fees.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2118

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Allows a condominium board to borrow money for the installation of equipment for the health and safety of residents in the event of a legislative mandate without the consent of owners where at least twenty percent of owners reside outside of the United States.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2328

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Makes technical and housekeeping amendments to Act 159, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, and statutes amended by Act 159.

 

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 2356

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Prohibits smoking in and around public housing projects and state low-income housing projects under the jurisdiction of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and in and around elder or elderly housing.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 2359

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Provides that certain areas within Hawaii Public Housing Authority housing projects are closed to the public and amends criminal trespass in the second degree to permit the prosecution of an unauthorized entry or a violation of a written prohibition to enter into the subject housing projects.  Clarifies requirements for signage notifying trespassers of illegal entry.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 2472

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. Takes effect on 1/1/2019.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2523

Status

RELATING TO FIRE SPRINKLERS.

Establishes a refundable income tax credit of 25% of the total costs, including installation costs, of an automatic fire sprinkler or automatic fire sprinkler 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 2633

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Provides for low-interest microloans to assist landlords of derelict rental units in small apartment or condominium buildings to render these units habitable.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2672

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the low income-household renters' income tax credit based on adjusted gross income and filing status.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2703

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING AFFORDABILITY.

(1) Allocates a portion of the conveyance tax revenues to the rental assistance revolving fund to be used to subsidize rents for persons who meet certain income requirements; (2) Increases the income tax credit for low-income household renters to an unspecified amount; and (3) Makes the state earned income tax credit refundable and changes the amount of the credit to an unspecified percentage of the federal earned income tax credit.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2704

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the income tax credit for low-income renters.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2731

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Requires landlords, who rent more than five dwelling units in a multi-family residential structure to unrelated families, to rent a minimum of twenty-five per cent of the dwelling units to extremely low-income families. Provides for exceptions.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2743

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds with the funds to be deposited into the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund and the Rental Housing Revolving Fund.

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair