Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:     S.B. No. 1

        S.D. 2




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish the ALOHA homes program in the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to provide low-cost, high density leasehold homes for sale to Hawaii residents on state-owned lands within a one-half mile radius of a public transit station.


     This measure also appropriates general funds for deposit into the ALOHA homes revolving fund, and appropriates funds from the revolving fund for the housing program.


     Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaiian Community Assets, BIA-Hawaii, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Kai Homeless Task Force, Ulupono Initiative, and five individuals.


     Your Committee received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.


     Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of the Attorney General, Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of Planning, State Procurement Office, and Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu.


     Your Committee finds that the consolidation of ideas and initiatives embodied in this measure is required to lift the State out of its housing crisis.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Making technical corrections relating to cross-references and the placement of definitions for "ALOHA" and "public transit station";


(2)  Deleting provisions relating to special fund administrative and central services fee exemptions for the ALOHA homes revolving fund;


(3)  Changing the appropriations to unspecified amounts;


(4)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and


(5)  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. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1, S.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,