STAND. COM. REP. NO. 666
RE: S.B. No. 329
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 329, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONDOMINIUMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to remove the publication requirement and permit the board of directors of a condominium association to proceed directly to the sale, storage, donation, or disposal of personalty that has been abandoned in or on the common elements of a condominium when the identity or address of the owner is unknown.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Honolulu Tower AOAO, Palehua Townhouse Association, Waikiki Neighborhood Board No. 9, Hawaii Council for Associations of Apartment Owners, and nine individuals.
Your Committee finds that abandoned bicycles, surfboards, appliances, furniture, and other personal items left on common elements of condominium property is a frequent problem. Abandoned personal property is often an eyesore and can create safety hazards for other residents, especially when space is limited. The current process for condominiums to dispose of abandoned items is burdensome, costly, and lengthy. This measure simplifies the process for boards of directors to more easily dispose of abandoned property and eliminates the requirement of publishing expensive notices in the newspaper.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 329, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair