HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro, Chair

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Josh Green, M.D.

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

February 7, 2008

TIME:

9:15AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

AMENDED AGENDA

 

HB2658 has been deleted from the agenda

 

HB 2425

RELATING TO SENIOR CENTERS.

Makes appropriation for certain senior centers on Oahu.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2658

RELATING TO YOUTH PROGRAMS.

Makes appropriation for the Palolo at-risk youth outreach program.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3303

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE HAWAII COUNTY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COUNCIL.

Makes an appropriation to the office of community services for the Hawaii county economic opportunity council to implement new programs and expend existing programs to aid the Marshallese in the county of Hawaii .

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3400

RELATING TO PUBLIC ASSISTANCE.

Makes the guardian or caretaker of an eligible ward or minor, respectively, eligible for assistance as follows: a caretaker may receive assistance from the temporary assistance for needy families and temporary assistance for other needy families programs; and a guardian may receive assistance only from the temporary assistance for other needy families program.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2427

RELATING TO TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES.

Directs the Department of Human Services to establish a three-year pilot project, beginning with fiscal year 2008-2009, to conduct and expand asset building classes statewide to serve individuals with disabilities and parents of children with a disability in developing skills.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2897

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR ASSET BUILDING.

Establishes three-year pilot project within the department of human services to conduct and expand asset building classes statewide to serve individuals with disabilities and the parents of children with a disability.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2770

RELATING TO BRIDGE TO HOPE PROGRAM.

Expands the bridge to hope program to enable all heads of households receiving financial assistance and participating in first-to-work to pursue education beyond the federal limit of one-year of vocational education.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 3143

RELATING TO PARENTAL PREFERENCES IN GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES.

Repeals an obsolete requirement that all State and County Executive Branch agencies and the Judiciary report to the Legislature annually identifying programs, contracts, and services that provide preference to a parent.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 3372

RELATING TO SERIOUS OFFENSES COMMITTED BY MINORS.

Permits family court to commit a minor, who commits an act that constitutes sexual assault or murder, to be incarcerated at a youth correctional facility until age 18 then transferred to the custody of the director of public safety until age 26.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 3379

RELATING TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Repeals the existing offense of abuse of family or household members and separately recodifies its procedural and substantive provisions. Establishes three degrees of the offense of abuse of a family or household member. Makes conforming amendments. Effective 7/1/2008.

 

HSH, JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 326 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6189(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to HSHtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Maile Shimabukuro

Chair