THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

387

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to teacher RENTAL housing.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


PART I

SECTION 1. Section 201H-12, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended as follows:

1. By amending subsection (a) to read:

"(a) The corporation, in its own behalf or on behalf of any federal, state, or county agency, may:

(1) Clear, improve, and rehabilitate property;

(2) Plan, develop, construct, and finance housing projects, including mixed-use developments; and

(3) In cooperation with any state or county department or agency, including the department of education and department of accounting and general services, plan facilities and rental housing projects for teachers employed by the department of education and related infrastructure as an integral part of its housing projects, including mixed-use developments, using all its innovative powers toward achieving that end expeditiously and economically; provided that facilities developed in cooperation with the department of education comply with the department of education's educational objectives and requirements.

For purposes of this subsection, "mixed-use developments" means a development that contains affordable residential dwelling units that may be combined with governmental, educational, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses; is approved by the county in which the project is located; and is subject to: chapter 104; title 40 United States Code sections 3141, 3142, 3143, 3144, 3146, and 3147; or a project labor agreement by law or contract in the construction of the project."

2. By amending subsection (e) to read:

"(e) The corporation may contract or sponsor with any [county,] state or county department or agency, housing authority, or person, subject to the availability of funds, an experimental or demonstration housing project designed to meet the needs of elders; the disabled; displaced or homeless persons; low- and moderate-income persons; teachers or other government employees; or university and college students and faculty."

SECTION 2. The director of finance is authorized to issue general obligation bonds in the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary is appropriated for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for deposit into the dwelling unit revolving fund.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the dwelling unit revolving fund the sum of $ or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2019-2020 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2020-2021 for the development of rental housing for teachers pursuant to section 302A- , Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that if the department of education does not identify and approve land for the development of rental housing for teachers by December 31, 2019, the sums appropriated may be expended for the purposes of section 201H-191, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the Hawaii housing finance and development corporation for the purposes of this Act.

PART II

SECTION 4. Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to part III subsection E to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"302A- Teachers' housing; leasing and occupancy; rules. (a) The department shall lease land and contract with private entities for the development, management, maintenance, or revitalization of teacher housing as necessary to effectuate this part.

(b) If the occupancy of teacher housing units by teachers falls below ninety-five per cent of all available units, the project owner may rent the available units to eligible non-teacher tenants.

(c) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to chapter 91 for the purposes of this section.

(d) For the purposes of this section "project owner" means any private entity who enters into a contract to lease land for teacher housing pursuant to this section."

PART III

SECTION 5. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect upon its approval; provided that section 2 and section 3 of this Act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

HHFDC; DOE; Teacher Housing; Appropriations; GO Bonds

 

Description:

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to assist the Department of Education in developing teacher housing projects. Authorizes the Department of Education to lease land and contract with private entities for the development, revitalization, maintenance, and management of teacher housing. Permits the Department of Education to lease teacher housing to other eligible tenants if occupancy of teacher housing falls below 95%. Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds for deposit into the dwelling unit revolving fund. Appropriates funds.

 

 

 

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