HAMB has a Legislative Committee that takes care of Legislative issues that affect our industry at the Local Level (State) and at the National Level (Federal). This Year (2019) during the first quarter; HAMB reported about the following:
during the first quarter. HAMB V.P. Gary Rosenberg and Legislative Chairman Claude Phillips attended the State of Hawaii Legislature Opening Day Events. Here they are pictured with Senator Roz Baker and with Representative Tina Wildberger.
1/24/2019: HAMB is monitoring the following (House Bill) H.B. 605 and (House Bill) H.B. 606. As well as (Senate Bill) S.B. 718
- H.B. 605 is specific and geared for students that go off to college, earn a degree and want to return to Hawaii to live, but can not afford a down payment.
- H.B. 606 discusses a revision of RENT TO OWN option. This bill is geared at the developers
- S.B. 718 is about establishing a state run M.I. program for Hawaii Residents that are first time homebuyers.