STAND. COM. REP. NO. 215

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1154

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 Intrastate Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 1154 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OWNER-BUILDER EXEMPTION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

(1) Require owner-builders to provide proof of withholding taxes and workers' compensation insurance; and

 

(2) Amend fines for failure to comply with the requirements of the owner-builder exemption law.

 

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs' Regulated Industries Complaints Office, The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, HI Good Neighbor, and many concerned individuals testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Association of REALTORS testified in opposition to this measure. The Contractors License Board, Department of Taxation, and Subcontractors Association of Hawaii provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 3000; and

 

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Intrastate Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1154, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1154, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Labor & Public Employment.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Intrastate Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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TAKASHI OHNO, Chair