STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1228

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 77

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Water and Land and Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent 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 Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Your Committees received testimony in opposition of this measure from Kūpuna for the Moopuna. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

 

Your Committees find that the State is experiencing a severe shortage of affordable housing. Your Committees further find that the exemption from the definition of "public lands" proposed by this measure will streamline the development of affordable housing on state land by reducing the number of approvals required from the Department of Land and Natural Resources as affordable housing projects move forward from set-aside to leasing, entitlement, financing, and development phases.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by making it effective upon its approval.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water and Land and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 77, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water and Land and Housing,

 

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STANLEY CHANG, Chair

 

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LORRAINE R. INOUYE, Chair