STAND. COM. REP. NO. 707
RE: H.B. No. 1131
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1131, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE STATE BUILDING CODE COUNCIL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Consider the financial impact of building codes and standards on the cost of single-family and multi-family homes built in the State, including the impact of a code or standard on amortized utility costs; and
(2) Include a financial impact assessment on each code and standard adopted by the State Building Code Council in the annual written report submitted to the Governor.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu and Building Industry Association of Hawaii. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the State Fire Council. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Plumbers and Fitters UA, Local 675.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1131, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair