STAND. COM. REP. NO. 259
RE: H.B. No. 61
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.B. No. 61 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The Hawaii Legislative Action Committee of the Community Associations Institute, Hawaii Council of Associations of Apartment Owners, Law Offices of Mark K. McKellar, LLLC, and several individuals testified in support of this measure. One individual testified in opposition.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Allowing a condominium board of directors to determine the manner of application for amounts in excess of common expenses owed as long as the board has adopted a written application of payment policy rather than statutorily mandating the priority of payments;
(2) Specifying that fines, legal fees, late fees, and interest shall be of last priority;
(3) Changing its effective date to July 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 Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 61, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 61, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,
ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair