Bill Text: HI HB1554 | 2010 | Regular Session | Amended
Bill Title: HCDA; Kalaeloa Community Development District; Reserved Housing [Track Bill]
Status: 2010-04-12 - (S) Received notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 558). [HB1554 Detail]
STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2959
RE: H.B. No. 1554
Honorable Colleen Hanabusa
President of the Senate
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2010
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred H.B. No. 1554 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Director of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to designate a representative to serve on the Hawaii Community Development Authority.
Prior to the hearing, a proposed draft of H.B. No. 1554, S.D. 1 was circulated.
Testimony in support of the proposed draft was submitted by two state agencies and two organizations. One individual submitted comments. Written testimony presented to the Committees may be reviewed on the Legislature's website.
The proposed draft requires landowners and developers of Hawaii Community Development Authority lands, who choose to satisfy their reserved affordable housing requirements by constructing or causing to be constructed substitute reserved housing units, to construct those units on lands controlled by the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. This mandate will provide more viable housing opportunities for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Your Committees find that this measure can also serve the needs of native Hawaiian families struggling to find adequate housing. However, your Committees also recognize the need to create workforce housing in the urban Honolulu core.
Your Committees further find that the measure as received by your Committees which allows the Chairperson of the Hawaiian Homes Commission and Director of the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting to designate a representative to attend and vote at Hawaii Community Development Authority meetings will make it easier to obtain quorum and allow important deliberations and decisions to be made without delay. Thus, your Committees have reverted to the measure as received by your Committees and amended it by:
(1) Inserting as a new part, the contents of S.B. No. 2408, S.D. 2 to amend the criteria for approval by the Hawaii Community Development Authority of substitute reserved housing projects to be constructed within and outside of the geographic boundaries of the Authority's jurisdiction; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive changes for the purpose of clarity.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1554, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1554, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Water, Land, Agriculture, and Hawaiian Affairs and Transportation, International and Intergovernmental Affairs,
J. KALANI ENGLISH, Chair
CLAYTON HEE, Chair