STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3225
RE: S.B. No. 2214
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 2214, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to expedite the permitting process for affordable housing projects in the State.
Specifically, this measure requires state or county agencies to issue, within sixty days of receipt of a permit application, discretionary permits for housing development projects that meet certain requirements.
Your Committees received written comments in opposition to this measure from the Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu.
Your Committees received written comments on this measure from the Land Use Commission and Office of Planning.
Your Committees find that by requiring discretionary permits to be issued within sixty days, this measure will help to expedite the development of certain housing projects.
(1) Clarifying that sales of dwelling units for a project for which a permit covered under this measure is applied must be restricted to persons who will be owner-occupants of the dwelling unit;
(2) Correcting cross references to Acts that amended the original repeal and reenactment provisions of Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2214, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2214, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair