STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1499-08
RE: H.C.R. No. 205
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fourth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2008
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services & Housing, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 205 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK TO STUDY THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF THE WORK REQUIREMENTS OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the University of Hawaii (UH) School of Social Work to study the negative effects of the work requirements of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
The Center for Training, Evaluation and Research of the Pacific of the School of Social Work at UH Manoa supported this concurrent resolution. The UH School of Social Work supported the intent of this measure. The Department of Human Services did not support this concurrent resolution.
Your Committee has amended this concurrent resolution by:
(1) Changing its title to read: "REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF THE WORK REQUIREMENTS OF THE TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES PROGRAM";
(2) Changing the focus of the resolution to study the effects of TANF work requirements in general, rather than focusing on only the negative effects;
(3) Extending the study by one year and requiring an interim report prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2009 and a final report prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2010; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services & Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 205, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Higher Education in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 205, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services & Housing,
KARL RHOADS, Acting Chair