STAND. COM. REP. NO. 143

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1088

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 1088 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to exempt certain affordable housing projects, accessory dwelling units, ohana dwelling units, and dwelling units that have been altered or expanded without creating a new dwelling unit or changing the unit's use from the requirement to fulfill school impact fees.

 

The Hawaiian Community Development Board, Self-Help Housing Corporation of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Land Use Research Foundation of Hawaii submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Department of Education, Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii Habitat for Humanity Association, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Building Industry Association of Hawaii submitted comments on this measure.

 


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Exempting housing or property developed by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority from the requirement to fulfill school impact fees;

 

(2) Exempting single- and multi-family homeownership units developed by self-help housing nonprofit organizations for certain low-income households from the requirement to fulfill school impact fees;

 

(3) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and

 

(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 1088, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1088, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Lower & Higher Education.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair