STAND. COM. REP. NO. 246
RE: H.B. No. 699
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. 699 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow the Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to evict a public housing occupant and terminate the occupant's housing agreement if the occupant has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony related to the HPHA's property or funds during the term of the tenancy.
Your Committee notes the testimony of HPHA that its greatest concern is for the safety and well-being of its tenants and property. Your Committee also notes that HPHA's requested amendment is being submitted to address situations where HPHA's administrative offices are threatened, HPHA employees are assaulted, and the vehicles of HPHA employees are vandalized.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying the criminal acts for which the HPHA may evict a tenant;
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. 699, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 699, 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