STAND. COM. REP. NO. 32
RE: H.B. No. 1315
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 1315 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 5, OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to propose an amendment to Article IX, Section 5, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to require the State to assure that each resident of the State has access to housing, subject to standards and criteria to be provided by the Legislature.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Amending the language of the ballot question to mandate the Constitutional amendment;
(2) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to promote further discussion; and
(3) 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. 1315, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1315, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
TOM BROWER, Chair