STAND. COM. REP. NO.  873

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 1432

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1432, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE INTERIM ASSISTANCE REIMBURSEMENT SPECIAL FUND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to provide stability to state-funded assistance programs by establishing the Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund to allow the Department of Human Services to preserve from one fiscal year to the next any interim assistance reimbursements received from the federal government for general assistance recipients who are awarded retroactive supplemental security income benefits.

 

     PHOCUSED testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Human Services and Department of Budget and Finance provided comments on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Changing the appropriation amount from the Interim Assistance Reimbursement Special Fund to an unspecified amount; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of 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 H.B. No. 1432, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1432, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair