HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. Dee Morikawa, Chair

Rep. Chris Todd, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 10, 2017

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 772

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Makes appropriations to DHS, DOH, and DOT to assist with homelessness and housing issues.

 

HUS/HSG, FIN

HB 1575

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX.

Authorizes the counties to enact a 1% income tax surcharge on taxable personal incomes above $1,000,000 to address homelessness.

 

HUS/HSG, FIN

HB 83

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the governor to establish puuhonua safe zones where homeless persons may reside. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 169

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes a working group in the Department of Human Services to seek material and services for the Next Step Shelter. Appropriates funds for the working group.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 391

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Appropriates funds to the department of human services to study the impact and feasibility of creating an integrated database of certain information related to homeless individuals for providers of homeless services.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1098

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESS SHELTERS.

Establishes that emergency shelters may provide partitioned space for homeless persons or families based upon guidelines determined by the department of human services. Extends the effective date for Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, section 6(b) by one year.

 

HUS, JUD

HB 1171

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Repeals provisions of Act 234, Session Laws of Hawaii 2016, pertaining to minimum standards for homeless shelters and homeless shelter stipend payments.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1445

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the offering of a stipend to volunteers assisting in the point-in-time count conducted to determine the number of homeless individuals in the State as a condition of continued eligibility for federal funding.

 

HUS, FIN

HB 1494

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Requires the Department of Human Services (DHS), in conjunction with the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, to establish a Homeless Incentive Program to encourage chronically homeless individuals to get off the streets by using the services of shelters. Requires DHS to adopt rules. Appropriates funds.

 

HUS, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair

 

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Rep. Dee Morikawa

Chair