STAND. COM. REP. NO. 625
RE: H.B. No. 360
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 360, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to extend the deadline for a county council to take action on an affordable housing project's application from forty-five days to ninety days after receipt of the proposed project's preliminary plans and specifics from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation.
Your Committee finds that existing law requires the counties' legislative body to act on a housing project within forty-five days after the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation has submitted a preliminary plan and specifications for the project to the legislative body. Your Committee believes that providing the counties with more time to act on housing development plans, as proposed under this measure, will ensure the quality of housing projects being developed.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the number of days a county's legislative body has to take action on an affordable housing project to an unspecified number.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 360, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 360, H.D. 2, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Housing,
TROY N. HASHIMOTO, Chair