STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1013


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   H.B. No. 1240

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1240, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Appropriate funds to continue and improve the coordinated Statewide Homeless Initiative to prevent homelessness and rehouse homeless individuals in the State; and


     (2)  Require the Department of Human Services to procure the services of a master contractor, who will, among other things, modify the scope of services, eligibility criteria, and program operations; select agency providers; manage the funding; and perform other duties.


     Aloha United Way, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific Health, IMUAlliance, The Salvation Army, Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Hawaiian Community Assets, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, and an individual supported this measure.  The Department of the Attorney General, State Procurement Office, Department of Human Services, Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, and National Homeless Information Project provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified sum; and


     (2)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion.


     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. 1240, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1240, H.D. 2.


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