STAND. COM. REP. NO. 716
RE: S.B. No. 142
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 142, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to exempt certain housing developments from the school impact fee.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that thousands of Hawaii residents are on the wait list for public housing, and there are not enough affordable housing projects to meet the demand. Your Committee also finds that an increase in the supply of affordable housing is necessary to meet this demand. Your Committee believes that exempting certain housing development projects from the school impact fee will make the development of those projects more financially viable, and thus increase the housing supply.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 142, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 142, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair