STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1137
RE: H.B. No. 753
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 753, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exclude housing developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands from school impact fees.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and one individual. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Specifying that construction cost component impact fees are allowed to be used to improve or renovate existing structures for school use;
(2) Repealing the requirement that an expenditure plan for all collected impact fees be incorporated into the Department of Education's annual budget process; and
(3) Inserting a three-year sunset date for the exemption from school impact fees housing developed by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Hawaiian Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 753, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 753, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Hawaiian Affairs,
MAILE S.L. SHIMABUKURO, Chair
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair