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

 

 

 

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DATE:

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

TIME:

10:00AM

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State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 2588, SD1

(SSCR2859)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for the rehabilitation of housing units. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2677, SD1

(SSCR3090)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes the long-term rental assistance pilot program to be administered by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority for individuals sixty-two years of age or older who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Appropriates funds. Repeals 6/30/2025. Effective 12/31/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 2002, SD2

(SSCR2944)

Status

RELATING TO FAIR HOUSING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS.

Defines "assistance animal" in the context of Hawaii law prohibiting discrimination in real property transactions. Codifies the administrative process in verifying that a person requesting a reasonable accommodation that include the use of an assistance animal has a disability and the assistance animal is needed to alleviate one or more symptoms of the person's disability. Specifies that possession of a vest or other distinguishing animal garment, tag, or registration document commonly purchased online and purporting to identify an animal as a service animal or assistance animal does not constitute valid verification of a disability-related need for an assistance animal. (SD2)

 

HSG, JHA

SB 2812, SD2

(SSCR3172)

Status

RELATING TO BONDS.

Amends provisions governing the allocation of the State's private activity bond ceiling. Prioritizes projects of counties that assign their allocation back to the State over projects of counties with their own private activity bond issuance program. Requires counties or issuers that retain their allocation to submit quarterly reports on the status or use of any allocation. Requires a project to first apply to the county in which the project is located, if the county has a private activity bond issuance program, before applying to the State. Changes the dates for reverted or remaining allocations and requires certain reverted or remaining allocations to be allocated to the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Sunsets on 12/31/2027. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 449

(SSCR2050)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires sellers of residential buildings or structures to provide approved smoke alarms in accordance with current state or county building or residential codes.

 

HSG, CPC

SB 2165, SD1

(SSCR2965)

Status

RELATING TO THE LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLD RENTERS TAX CREDIT.

Increases the credit amount and the income eligibility cap thresholds for the income tax credit for low-income household renters by using tax brackets. Provides for inflation increases every 3 years based on the urban Hawaii consumer price index. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSG, FIN

SB 3048, SD2

(SSCR3138)

Status

RELATING TO STATE FUNDS.

Authorizes the transfer of excess moneys from the rental housing revolving fund to the dwelling unit revolving fund. Provides that the rental housing revolving fund may be used for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation's housing finance programs. Establishes one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) housing finance specialist position. Appropriates moneys to the Corporation for hardware, software, and digitization efforts. (SD2)

 

HSG, FIN

HCR 108 / HR 104 /

Status / Status

URGING THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO COMBAT HOSTILE AND HARMFUL ACTIONS BY PROFIT-DRIVEN INVESTORS AND AGGREGATORS PARTICIPATING IN THE STATE'S LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT PROGRAM.

 

 

HSG

HCR 126 / HR 126 /

Status / Status

URGING ALL STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES TO FOLLOW THE TRUE INTENT OF CHAPTER 201H, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, AND THE EXPRESS PROVISIONS OF SECTION 201H-38, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, RATHER THAN IMPOSE ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND PROCESSES, TO ADDRESS THE SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN HAWAII.

 

 

HSG

HCR 95 / HR 89 /

Status / Status

CONVENING A WORKING GROUP ON THE GOVERNANCE OF HOUSING SUBDIVISIONS IN THE PUNA DISTRICT, HAWAII COUNTY.

 

 

HSG, CPC

HCR 170 / HR 170 /

Status / Status

URGING THE COUNTIES TO UTILIZE AN EMPTY HOMES TAX AS A MEANS OF ADDRESSING AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN THE STATE.

 

 

HSG, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Chair