STAND. COM. REP. NO. 848-08
RE: H.B. No. 2770
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2008
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2770, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to provide all heads of households receiving government financial assistance access to a post-secondary degree, by making all First-to-Work Program participants eligible for the Bridge to Hope Program.
The Department of Human Services, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, National Association of Social Workers, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, Coordinator of the Bridge to Hope Program, and several concerned individuals supported this bill.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2770, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair