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Testimony & Letters

Broadening zoning powers could stifle homebuilding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 4 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB3202 still most important housing measure this year

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 1, 2024, by the House Committee on Housing, House Committee on Water and Land, and House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ April 1, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and

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Emergency powers reform thwarted by revised HB1902

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference  To: Senate Committee on Judiciary        Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Minimize role of DOH in HB2144 cottage foods bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee

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SB2948 another way to loosen county zoning rules

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 1, 2024, by the House Committee on Housing, House Committee on Water and Land, and House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ April 1, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and

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Boost mixed-use zoning, adaptive reuse via HB2090

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2,  2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Adopt HB2415 HD2 SD1 to alleviate nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary

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Broader county zoning powers could hinder Hawaii housing goals

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 28, 2024. ______________ March 28, 2024, 9:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Support owner-builder exemption in HB1633 to add more housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

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Broadening zoning powers could stifle homebuilding

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 4 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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SB3202 still most important housing measure this year

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 1, 2024, by the House Committee on Housing, House Committee on Water and Land, and House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ April 1, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and

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Emergency powers reform thwarted by revised HB1902

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference  To: Senate Committee on Judiciary        Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Minimize role of DOH in HB2144 cottage foods bill

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee

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SB2948 another way to loosen county zoning rules

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 1, 2024, by the House Committee on Housing, House Committee on Water and Land, and House Committee on Judiciary and Hawaiian Affairs. ______________ April 1, 2024, 2 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 325 and

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Boost mixed-use zoning, adaptive reuse via HB2090

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Judiciary on April 2, 2024. ______________ April 2,  2024, 10:05 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary       Sen. Karl Rhoads, Chair  

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Adopt HB2415 HD2 SD1 to alleviate nursing shortage

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration on April 2, 2024, by the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection. ______________ April 2, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 016 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Judiciary

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Broader county zoning powers could hinder Hawaii housing goals

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 28, 2024. ______________ March 28, 2024, 9:45 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Support owner-builder exemption in HB1633 to add more housing

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 27, 2024. ______________ March 27, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

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