STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3358
RE: S.B. No. 2951
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. 2951 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SHORT-TERM RENTAL ASSISTANCE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish the short-term rental assistance revolving fund and short-term rental assistance program to provide rental assistance to individuals and families who meet certain income requirements.
Your Committees received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.
Your Committees received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committees find that providing short-term rental assistance to individuals and families who meet certain income requirements will help to prevent and reduce homelessness in the State.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the source of funding for the short-term rental assistance revolving fund from moneys received or collected by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to legislative appropriations;
(2) Adding a definition of the term "assisted unit";
(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. 2951, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2951, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair