STAND. COM. REP. NO. 709-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2014

 

RE: H.B. No. 1934

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1934, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOUSING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to better assist individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness by funding various homeless, housing, and support services programs and by transferring responsibility for the Homeless Assistance Working Group from the Department of Human Services to the Legislature.

 

The Community Alliance for Mental Health, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Partners in Care, PHOCUSED, Aloha United Way, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, Catholic Charities Hawaii, and Helping Hands Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Department of Health and Department of Human Services provided comments on this measure.

 

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. 1934, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair