HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Chair

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Linda Clark

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 17, 2022

TIME:

9:00AM

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VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 423

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2898, SD2

(SSCR3052)

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement district under the Hawaii Community Development Authority. Establishes districts to comprise and include the parcels of land within county-designated transit-oriented development zones, or within a one-half mile radius of a proposed or existing transit station if the county has not designated transit-oriented development zones, as determined by the transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement district board. Requires the transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement district board to develop a transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement district program to identify necessary infrastructure improvements within the district. Establishes the transit-oriented development infrastructure improvement district special fund. (SD2)

 

HSG, TRN, FIN

SB 2922, SD2

(SSCR2781)

Status

RELATING TO RURAL DISTRICTS.

Authorizes the counties to adopt ordinances that allow up to one house per quarter-acre in rural districts. Requires the Office of Planning and Sustainable Development to conduct a study to refine rural district policies and make recommendations to facilitate the reclassification of lands from the agricultural district to the rural district. Requires reports to the Legislature. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

SB 2504, SD2

(SSCR3060)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Establishes the landlord incentive program special fund to reimburse land owners who participate in certain housing voucher programs for repair costs of tenant-caused property damage when the repair costs exceed the tenant's security deposit. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 2581, SD1

(SSCR2795)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Establishes as a priority guideline for the provision of affordable housing the use of lands leased to the federal government or under federal government control and that are to be returned to the State, including lands that have been used to house former military facilities, for affordable housing. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

SB 2479

(SSCR3057)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE.

Requires each public housing project, dwelling unit, and state low-income housing project that is built, renovated, or reconstructed after 1/1/2023, to include all necessary broadband infrastructure necessary for tenants to have access to broadband service.

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

SB 2251, SD2

(SSCR3024)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Allows the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to develop mixed-income and mixed-financed housing projects. Prohibits the development or construction of housing projects on ceded land that is vacant on or after 1/1/2022. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 879, SD1

(SSCR3162)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Gives counties jurisdiction over the infrastructure of the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands housing developments in their boundaries under specific conditions. Requires counties, under specific conditions, to commence maintenance on that certain infrastructure within sixty days. (SD1)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 2877, SD1

(SSCR2947)

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENTIAL LANDLORD-TENANT CODE.

Allows a landlord or landlord's agent to charge an application screening fee at the time a rental application is processed for residential property. Caps the amount of an application screening fee at $25 and prohibits fees to be charged for each member of a household. Requires the landlord or landlord's agent to provide a receipt for payment of the application screening fee and copy of any report obtained, if requested by the applicant, and within ten days of the applicant's request. Requires the landlord or landlord's agent to return any unauthorized fee amounts to the applicant. (SD1)

 

HSG, CPC

SB 3324, SD2

(SSCR2999)

Status

RELATING TO INFRASTRUCTURE MAINTENANCE IN HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS.

Establishes a working group to address the problem of infrastructure repair and maintenance in planned housing subdivisions that do not have compulsory community associations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 2667, SD1

(SSCR3000)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Extends the deadline for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to renegotiate an existing, or issue a new, ground lease for the Front Street Apartments affordable housing project before the corporation's requirement to initiate condemnation proceedings is triggered by five years. (SD1)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 3247, SD2

(SSCR3111)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS.

Requires the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to build rental units, apartments, and rent-with-option-to-buy housing units to address the housing needs of Native Hawaiians on the waitlist for homestead leases. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA, FIN

SB 206, SD2

(SSCR2007)

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 real estate transactions and requirements. (SD2)

 

HSG, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Chair