HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Bob McDermott

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 4, 2021

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

THE STATE CAPITOL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DURING THE ONGOING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Please note that the committee members will participate remotely via videoconference.

Click here to submit testimony and to testify remotely.

 

A live stream link of all House Standing Committee meetings will be available online

shortly before the scheduled start time.

 

Click here for the live stream of this meeting via YouTube.

Click here for select hearings broadcast live on Ōlelo Community Media for cable TV.

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1213, HB1311

 

 

HB 77

Status

RELATING TO LANDS CONTROLLED BY THE STATE.

Exempts the sale of the leased fee interest in certain affordable leasehold developments by the HHFDC from legislative approval.

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 212

Status

RELATING TO FIRE PROTECTION.

Requires builders to provide cost estimates for residential fire sprinklers to potential buyers of all new one- and two-family dwellings. The state fire council shall provide written information on the benefits of a sprinkler system.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 502

Status

RELATING TO RURAL DISTRICTS.

Allows up to one dwelling per quarter-acre in rural districts.

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 605

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING SAVINGS ACCOUNTS.

Establishes the procedures for a housing savings account system for all employees in the State.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 616

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS.

Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to conduct a study on the state of broadband access in all public housing projects in the State. Requires the Public Housing Authority to submit a report of its findings and recommendations to the legislature prior to the convening of the regular session of 2022. Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to request assistance from the Legislative Reference Bureau as may be necessary.

 

HSG, HET, FIN

HB 969

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Requires counties within sixty days to maintain infrastructure, under specified conditions, as part of any housing development for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands.

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 981

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.

Creates a new chapter on "source of income" discrimination in rental transactions, adds definitions, and enforcement remedies by direct civil action.

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

HB 1390

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL DISCRIMINATION.

Prohibits discrimination, including in advertisements for available real property, based on participation in a housing assistance program or requirements related to participation in housing assistance programs, in real estate transactions and requirements.

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

HB 1387

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Requires the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to establish a pilot program to ensure that all housing units in the Kuhio Park Terrace and Puuwai Momi public housing complexes are provided with sufficient internet speeds and connection quality. Appropriates moneys.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

HB 1213

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Requires that Hawaii housing finance and development corporation housing projects, in a county having a population of more than 100,000 but less than 1,000,000, include a restrictive covenant that the percentage of units of the housing project that are designated as affordable housing, as described in the submitted housing project application, shall be affordable housing in perpetuity.

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

HB 1311

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Removes the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project and Keawe Street Apartments. Exempts the project from the application of Chapter 6E, Hawaii Revised Statutes; provided that the project gives preference to Lahaina residents in its tenant placement policy.

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

HB 76

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Makes explicit the counties' authority to enact ordinances to amortize or phase out permitted, nonconforming, or otherwise allowed short-term rentals in any zoning classification. Includes swapping, bartering, or exchange of a residential dwelling, or portion thereof, in definition of "short-term rental" for this purpose.

 

HSG, WAL, JHA

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may not be processed.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

The chair may institute a per-testifier time limit.

 

Committees meeting in the morning must adjourn prior to the day's Floor Session.  Therefore, due to time constraints, not all testifiers may be able to testify.  However, all written submissions will be considered by the committee.

 

Please refrain from profanity or uncivil behavior.  Violations may result in ejection from the hearing without the ability to rejoin.

 

The House will not be responsible for bad connections on the testifier's end.

 

The cable TV broadcast and/or live stream of this meeting will include closed captioning. If you require other auxiliary aids or services to participate in the public hearing process (i.e. interpretive services (oral or written) or ASL interpreter) or are unable to submit testimony via the website due to a disability, please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the hearing so that arrangements can be made.

 

Click here for a complete list of House Guidelines for public testimony.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

For more information, please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8436

 

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Chair