STAND. COM. REP. NO. 42
RE: H.B. No. 529
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 529 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL REAL PROPERTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Authorize county police and planning or permitting agencies to enter privately owned residential real property, under certain specified conditions, to address imminent threats to health or safety or violations of county zoning laws; and
(2) Establish penalties for violations.
Your Committee finds that real property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises and refrain from using their premises for unlawful activities. When a real property owner fails to act in a timely manner to address hazardous or illegal conditions, it jeopardizes the health and safety of the entire community. This measure will provide county police and planning or permitting agencies greater enforcement capabilities when investigating imminent threats to health or safety or violations of county zoning ordinances on residential real properties.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 529 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair