STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1297

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 891

S.D. 1

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 Housing, to which was referred S.B. No. 891, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to exempt certain residential housing or dwelling units from the school impact fee requirement.

 

The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Building Industry Association of Hawaii and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Hawaii Public Housing Authority, Department of Education, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that all housing projects or property developed by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority are exempt from the school impact fee requirement; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of 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 S.B. No. 891, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 891, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Lower & Higher Education.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair