STAND. COM. REP. NO. 117
RE: H.B. No. 77
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 77 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to exempt the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation from legislative approval.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Your Committee notes that the process of obtaining legislative approval of the sale of the leased fee interest in state-owned land is a costly and burdensome process that can take over a full calendar year to be approved. The exemption from legislative approval proposed by this measure facilitates a process that expedites the development of affordable housing in the State.
(1) Requiring the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to submit certain documentation to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs at least three months before the sale of a condominium unit or house lot by the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation without legislative approval;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 77, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Water & Land.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
NADINE K. NAKAMURA, Chair