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:

Thursday, March 18, 2021

TIME:

9:15 A.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 659, SD2

(SSCR926)

Status

RELATING TO LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT.

Allows the low-income housing tax credit to be allocated among the partners or members of the partnership or limited liability company earning the credit in any manner agreed to by the partners or members. Extends the increases made to the low-income housing tax credit from 12/31/2021 to 12/31/2027. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2024. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 607, SD3

(SSCR722)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Removes the construction completion deadline for the Leialii affordable housing project and Keawe street apartments. Specifies that the developer of the Keawe street apartments affordable housing project shall be responsible for all associated costs of the AIS for the footprint of the Keawe street apartments affordable housing project. (SD3)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 749, SD2

(SSCR783)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii public housing authority to build non-subsidized housing. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 866, SD2

(SSCR649)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Temporarily exempts affordable housing projects from specific state and county fees and exactions related to discretionary approval or ministerial permitting, except application fees; provided that the units are exclusively for qualified residents who are owner/renter occupants and own no other real property. Effective 5/6/2137. Sunsets on 6/30/2027. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 7, SD1

(SSCR856)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation the right of first refusal for the development of property for all development on state lands, excluding Hawaii Public Housing Authority and Department of Hawaiian Home Land lands, that are within a one-half mile radius of a rail transit station provided there is a transfer of any property interest, including a leasehold interest, of state lands that are within a one-half mile radius of a rail transit station. Effective 7/1/2050.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 40, SD2

(SSCR736)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Exempts from income restrictions for-sale housing projects that are built for qualified residents, who will be owner-occupants in perpetuity, and who own no other property. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 566, SD1

(SSCR597)

Status

RELATING TO HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS.

Increases the homestead exemption for all persons to $350,000 and requires that the real property be the principal residence. (SD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 1337, SD1

(SSCR805)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING DENSITY.

Authorizes counties to establish a block-level upzoning program to allow homeowners within a block located in an urban district to vote to increase the housing density for their respective block. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 468, SD1

(SSCR968)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL IMPACT FEES.

Repeals the school impact fee exemptions for nonresidential development and housing subject to the transient accommodations tax when seeking development in a designated school impact district requiring county subdivision approval, county building permit, or condominium property regime approval of the project. Allows Construction cost component impact fees to be used to improve or renovate existing structures for school use. Repeals the requirement that an expenditure plan for all collected impact fees be incorporated into the department of education's annual budget process. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, EDN, FIN

SB 36, SD2

(SSCR646)

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 rental transactions and requirements. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 29, SD2

(SSCR402)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE IX, SECTION 6, OF THE HAWAII STATE CONSTITUTION, TO REQUIRE THE STATE AND ITS POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS TO PLAN TO PRODUCE ENOUGH HOUSING TO MEET DEMAND IN THEIR MANAGEMENT OF POPULATION GROWTH.

Amends the constitution to require the State to plan for the production of enough housing to meet demand in its management of population growth. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 1388, SD2

(SSCR720)

Status

RELATING TO THE LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Extends the required period for a notice of summary possession from five days to fifteen. Requires landlords to provide notice with specified terms and enter into mediation. Delays when a landlord may seek possession of a dwelling unit if the tenant schedules or attempts to schedule mediation. Requires landlords to provide the notice to mediation centers that offer free mediation for residential landlord-tenant disputes. Restricts when a landlord may exercise these remedies depending on the amount of rent due. Repeals one year after expiration of the governor's final eviction moratorium emergency supplementary proclamation related to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Effective 5/6/2137. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

 

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Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Chair