HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair

Rep. Jo Jordan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Beth Fukumoto Chang

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 08, 2016

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2638

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Authorizes the Public Housing Authority to impose maximum rental periods of seven years for state low-income housing projects which receive State funds for repair and maintenance or capital improvement. Requires rates for the seven-year rentals to be fixed for entire term of lease. Establishes a savings account for the authority to provide matching funds for tenants who choose to participate in those seven-year rentals. Authorizes GO bonds. Appropriates funds.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2623

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to evict a tenant if the tenant is convicted of a felony related to the Authority's property or funds.

 

HSG, JUD

HB 2293

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Enables the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to develop mixed-use developments in partnership with state and county departments and agencies. Effective 7/1/2016.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2305

Status

RELATING TO THE DWELLING UNIT REVOLVING FUND.

Authorizes the creation of Regional State Infrastructure Improvement Subaccounts within the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund and the use of the Dwelling Unit Revolving Fund to provide loans and grants to finance regional state infrastructure improvements in areas of planned growth.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2744

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Amends the low-income housing tax credit by removing provisions related to subawards issued under section 1602 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Clarifies the allocation of tax credits for pass-through entities. Bases the amount of the tax credit on whether or not a building is financed by tax-exempt bonds. Removes reference to Internal Revenue Code sections regarding the application of at-risk rules and limitation of passive activity losses and credits.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 2771

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENT.

Requires that rental housing project developers who receive tax and law exemptions and fail to complete a project, pay a penalty of no less than the tax exemption amount and comply with the exempted laws.

 

HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 2757

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Allows dwelling units and housing facilities for the elderly on class D or E lands in the agricultural districts.

 

HSG, AGR, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

HB 1640

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish a stipend program for qualified individuals currently enrolled in job training programs. Requires the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to establish a program to offer insurance policies to landlords who rent to section 8 tenants. Establishes a tax credit for sellers who convey an interest in real property to a qualified first-time homebuyer.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Chair