STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1574
RE: S.B. No. 900
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 900, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to help address the needs of the unsheltered homeless population by appropriating funds to establish safe havens in surplus or available open or vacant locations.
The Department of Human Services and several concerned individuals opposed this bill. Partners in Care provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Making unspecified the amount to be appropriated;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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 S.B. No. 900, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 900, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair