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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 80

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Clarifies when and how members or partners of a taxpayer may claim the low-income housing tax credit. Requires a Form 8609 for purposes of claiming the tax credit. Specifies the application of tax provisions with respect to buildings or projects in service in 2020 and later. Extends the sunset date of Act 129, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, to 12/31/2027.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 908

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Extends the sunset date of amendments to the State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit by an additional five years.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 131

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Increases the amount of the tax credit for individuals and households and the adjusted gross income eligibility cap for the income tax credit for low-income household renters using tax brackets for individuals and different categories of households and providing for annual increases based on the consumer price index.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 606

Status

AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds with the funds to be deposited into the dwelling unit revolving fund and the rental housing revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1132

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to be appropriated into and out of the rental housing revolving fund for construction of phase I of a senior affordable housing project on Hawaii public housing authority property on School street, Oahu.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 79

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Establishes an affordable homeownership revolving fund within HHFDC to provide loans to nonprofit community development financial institutions and nonprofit housing development organizations for the development of affordable homeownership housing projects. Makes appropriations into and out of the affordable homeownership revolving fund.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 907

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Repeals the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation's Downpayment Loan Assistance Program and Homebuyers' Club Program.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1114

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals or reclassifies certain non-general funds of the Hawaii public housing authority pursuant to the recommendations of the auditor in auditor report no. 21-02.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1277

Status

RELATING TO AN OFFICE OF THE HOUSING ADVOCATE.

Establishes an office of the housing advocate within the office of the governor.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 272

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS.

Makes condominium laws regarding sales to owner-occupants inapplicable to time share units. Increases the minimum number of residential units in a condominium project that must be offered for sale to prospective owner-occupants in the thirty-day period following the initial date of sale of the condominium from 50 per cent to 90 per cent.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 208

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires sellers of residential buildings or structures to provide approved smoke alarms in accordance with current state or county building or residential codes.

 

HSG, CPC

HB 328, HD1

(HSCR7)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Allows for the installation of certain energy-efficient technologies on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling or townhouse, with limited restrictions. Requires private entities to adopt rules regarding the placement of those technologies. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, HSG, FIN

 

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Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Chair