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THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1019

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

RELATING TO HOMELESS PROGRAMS.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. The purpose of this Act is to remove the requirement for the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to conduct an independent compliance audit of homeless program service providers who have contracts with the State and authorize the housing and community development corporation of Hawaii to accept the results of audits performed by independent auditors that have been contracted by service providers.

SECTION 2. Section 201G-461, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]201G-461[]] Annual performance audits. (a) The corporation shall [ensure that a compliance audit by an independent auditing agency is carried out expeditiously at least once each fiscal biennium period for] require any provider agency which dispensed shelter or assistance for any homeless facility or any other program for the homeless authorized by this part[.] to submit to the corporation a financial audit and report on an annual basis conducted by a certified public accounting firm. This audit and report shall contain information specific to the funds received from state homeless programs contracts. The audit shall include recommendations to address any problems found.

[(b) Copies of each audit shall be submitted to the corporation, the director of finance, the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house of representatives.

(c)] (b) Continuing contracts with provider agencies to participate in any program for the homeless authorized by this part shall contain a requirement that the provider agency shall address the recommendations made by the auditing agency, subject to exceptions as set by the corporation.

[(d)] (c) Failure to carry out the recommendations made by the auditing agency may be grounds for the corporation to bar a provider agency from further contracts for programs authorized by this part until the barred provider has addressed all deficiencies."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

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