STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1504

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 924

S.D. 2

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Economic Development, to which was referred S.B. No. 924, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to eliminate the home mortgage interest deduction for second homes under the state income tax law.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from two individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Hawaii Association of REALTORS and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation, Department of Budget and Finance, and Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

 

Your Committee finds that the State is currently experiencing a housing shortage crisis. Your Committee further finds that the elimination of the home mortgage interest deduction for second homes will deter ownership of a second home and increase the opportunity for first-time home purchasers in the State.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Economic Development that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 924, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Economic Development,

 

 

 

 

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DANIEL HOLT, Chair