STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1205
RE: H.B. No. 15
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 15, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY LIENS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Place liens on real properties for unpaid civil fines resulting from violations of land use laws; and
(2) Subject to adoption of appropriate and particular laws or rules establishing the power of sale, sell properties after all notices, orders, and appeal proceedings, if any, are exhausted and use those revenues to pay unpaid civil fines related to the property.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Land Natural Resources, one member of the Honolulu City Council, and Department of Planning and Permitting of the City and County of Honolulu. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Oahu Short-Term Rental Alliance and numerous individuals.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 15, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair