STAND. COM. REP. NO. 682

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 525

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 525, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEACHER HOUSING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize the Department of Education to construct teacher housing for teachers on public school campuses; provided that any housing units constructed or acquired after June 30, 2021, be rented at an affordable cost to new teachers or teachers teaching in a rural or hard-to-staff location, with priority given to teachers employed full-time at the school where the housing unit is located.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Association of REALTORS, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.

 

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. 525, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair