STAND. COM. REP. NO.78-02
RE: H.B. No. 2495
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services and Housing, to which was referred H.B. No. 2495 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to make an emergency appropriation to the Department of Human Services (DHS) to comply with mandates to provide foster care to abused and neglected children, and to find permanent homes for children unable to return to their original homes.
The amounts of the requested appropriation are as follows:
(1) $2,268,663 from general funds; and
(2) $1,538,194 from other federal funds.
DHS testified in support of this measure.
DHS requires an emergency appropriation because the amount of federal reimbursement was less than expected. Some children were not federally eligible as originally determined by DHS. Additionally, the number of children served increased more than anticipated.
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. 2495 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,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair