Department of Human Services

Retains federal funds awarded to the department of human services
for superior performance within the department.

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 2 by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to
 3 read as follows:
 4      "37-    Department of human services; awards.  (a)  The
 5 department of human services shall be appropriated an amount of
 6 general funds equal to the amount of federal funds awarded to the
 7 department for superior performance for:
 8      (1)  Providing high quality, efficient, and effective
 9           services designed to achieve self-sufficiency for
10           clients as quickly as possible; and
11      (2)  Directing the State's limited resources toward helping
12           those least able to care for themselves;
13 for the purposes of the department of human services at the close
14 of a fiscal year.  The funds retained shall not lapse until
15 June 30 of the first fiscal year of the next fiscal biennium.
16      (b)  The department of human services shall submit:
17      (1)  A report to the director of finance, by the close of
18           the first fiscal year, identifying the total amount of
19           funds under this section that will carry over to the

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 1           second fiscal year; and
 2 b    (2)  A copy of the report prepared pursuant to paragraph (1)
 3           to the legislature, as well as a report identifying the
 4           awarded funds, at least twenty days prior to the
 5           convening of the next regular session of the
 6           legislature.
 7      (c)  Any appropriation awarded in accordance with this
 8 section shall:
 9      (1)  Be used for the purposes of the department of human
10           services; and
11      (2)  Not exceed the amount of the federal funds awarded;
12 provided that the awarded funds not supplant existing funds."
13      SECTION 2.  Section 37-41, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
14 amended to read as follows:
15      "37-41  Appropriations to revert to state treasury;
16 exceptions.  Unless otherwise provided by [section] sections
17 37-41.5 and 37-    or any other law, every appropriation or part
18 thereof of any kind made subject to sections 37-31 to 37-40,
19 remaining unexpended and unencumbered at the close of any fiscal
20 year shall lapse and be returned to the general fund in the
21 manner prescribed in section 40-66."
22      SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be deleted is bracketed.
23 New statutory material is underscored.

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 1      SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 3                           INTRODUCED BY:  _______________________