STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1642
RE: S.B. No. 114
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 114, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a Teacher Home Assistance Program to provide housing vouchers to full-time teachers employed by the Department of Education who teach at a hard-to-fill school and whose household income does not exceed eighty percent of the area median income.
The Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, State Public Charter School Commission, Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Education Caucus, Hawai‘i Association of REALTORS, Hawaiian Community Assets, and a few concerned individuals supported this measure. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and Hawaii State Teachers Association offered comments on this measure.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2052, to encourage further discussion on this measure; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Housing respectfully request that it consider appropriating $1,004,464.13 for 22.5 full-time equivalent positions to administer the program proposed in this measure.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 114, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 114, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Housing,
TOM BROWER, Chair
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair