Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 1119

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Human Services and Housing, to which was
referred H.B. No. 1119 entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to:

     (1)  Permit the Director of the Department of Human Services
          (DHS), rather than the Governor, to appoint members to
          the Blueprint Pilot Project coordinating committee

     (2)  Permit the Director to expand the size of the

     (3)  Allow DHS to share information with the Neighborhood
          Places, provided that shared information remains
          confidential in accordance with section 350-1.4, Hawaii
          Revised Statutes; and

     (4)  Extend the Act that created the Blueprint Pilot Project
          to June 30, 2002.

     Testimony was received in support of this bill from the
Department of Human Services, the Office of Youth Services, the
Neighborhood Place of Kona, Blueprint for Change, and Communities
in Schools - Hi Project of the Y.M.C.A.

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     Your Committee finds that, to carry out the Blueprint Pilot
Project's recommendations, more time and work is needed to
educate, initiate, coordinate, and integrate existing and future
services relating to child welfare.  Your Committee also finds
that allowing the director of DHS to appoint members to and
increase the size of the committee will allow for a broader
representation and cross-section of concerned and knowledgeable
community members throughout the State to participate in the

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Human Services and Housing that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 1119 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Human Services
                                   and Housing,

                                   DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair