HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

TIME:

9:45 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1754

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Requires the builders of new dwellings to provide buyers with information on the benefits and costs associated with installing and maintaining a residential fire sprinkler system.  Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Professional and Vocational Licensing Division to develop a standard form for this purpose.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1769

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Extends to ninety days a legislative body's deadline to approve, approve with modification, or disapprove an affordable housing project.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1822

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Delays the execution of a writ of possession in a summary possession action until either two weeks after the issuance of the later of either the writ or the tenant's security deposit has been refunded.

 

HSG, CPC, JUD

HB 1929

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Extends the deadline for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to exercise its power of eminent domain to acquire the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project on Maui unless the ground lease is renegotiated or a new ground lease is issued.  Extends the deadline to obtain land use approvals for the Lealii affordable housing project on Maui.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 1933

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL.

Repeals the state building code council.  Takes effect on 1/1/2021.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 2226

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Limits monthly rent increases for certain dwelling units to 30 per cent for the term of the rental agreement or every 12 months, whichever period is longer.  Prohibits rent increases due to the landlord's negative cash flow resulting from refinancing or purchasing the rental dwelling unit.  Establishes a rent stabilization advisory working group to advise on matters relating to the stabilization of certain dwelling unit rental amounts.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 2318

Status

RELATING TO HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS.

Establishes the Safe Home Program to provide matching and nonmatching grants for installation of wind resistive devices to single-family, owner-occupied, residential property owners.  Creates one temporary position within the Insurance Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to implement and administer the Safe Home Program.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1635

Status

RELATING TO PLANNED COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS.

Prohibits a planned community association from prohibiting a member from constructing an accessory dwelling unit that is under the separate ownership or occupancy of the member.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 1762

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires the sellers of residential real property to provide smoke alarms in the building.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 1817

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Authorizes issuance of $200,000,000 in general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for capital improvement projects consistent with the purposes of the rental housing revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1949

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes an affordable homeownership revolving fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions, nonprofit housing development organizations, and qualified nonprofit housing trust programs for the development of affordable homeownership housing projects.  Makes an appropriation into and out of the affordable homeownership revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2183

Status

RELATING TO THE HOUSING LOAN AND MORTGAGE PROGRAM.

Increases the Hula Mae Multifamily Revenue Bond authorization ceiling amount to continue financing affordable rental housing statewide.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2261

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Makes permanent the low-income housing tax credit program administered by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation and removes the 5-year limitation on claiming the tax credit.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2262

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to reimburse any qualified person or firm for any predevelopment costs of certain affordable rental housing projects.  Includes reimbursement for predevelopment costs for certain affordable rental housing projects among the permissible uses of Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund and Rental Housing Revolving Fund moneys.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2263

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes expenditures from the dwelling unit revolving fund for pre-development fees associated with affordable housing development.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2411

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for rent subsidy payments and additional staff.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2447

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Temporarily exempts affordable housing projects from all state fees related to discretionary approval or ministerial permitting.  Sunsets on 1/1/2032.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2448

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Provides that an exemption from the general excise tax established by section 201H-36, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that has been approved by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation shall be provided once the qualified person or firm has received approval for project funding and begun to spend money on the project.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2449

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Requires that when developers make cash payments in lieu of providing the required reserved housing units in the development of residential projects for the Hawaii Community Development Authority, the cash payments shall be deposited into the rental housing revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number. 

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 6 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;

FAX:     For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8474 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB:    For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website.  This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8520 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair