STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1382

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1107

      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 S.B. No. 1107, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION FOR GENERAL ASSISTANCE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation to the Department of Human Services for the General Assistance Program to address budgetary shortfalls in order to maintain monthly maximum general assistance payments for clients.

 

     Pursuant to requirements set forth in Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii State Constitution, the Governor, in Governor's Message No. 226 to the Legislature, requested immediate consideration and passage of this measure by the Legislature.

 

     PHOCUSED and a concerned individual supported this measure.  The Department of Human Services commented on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Inserting an emergency appropriation amount of $2,514,822; and

 

     (2)  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. 1107, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1107, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair