STAND. COM. REP. NO.  27-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1816

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Health & Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 1816 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to effectuate its title.


     H.B. No. 1816 was introduced as a short-form bill, which is sometimes referred to as a "vehicle" bill primarily used to introduce a bill containing only a general idea as to the purpose of the bill without specific details in the long form.


     Your Committee has amended the bill to provide the substantive contents of the bill in long form so that a public hearing may be properly held on its substantive contents.


     The purpose of this measure as amended by your Committee is to enable the establishment of temporary ohana zone locations, managed by the Department of Human Services, in which individuals experiencing homelessness may receive temporary shelter and direct access to social services by:


     (1)  Limiting liability for public and non-profit agencies and their employees and volunteers providing services at ohana zone locations; and


     (2)  Temporarily exempting construction of temporary shelters and other construction necessary for shelter and service provision at ohana zone locations from the Hawaii state building codes.


     Your Committee received no testimony on this short-form measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Health & Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the action to report out H.B. No. 1816, as amended herein, and recommends that it be recommitted to your Committee on Health & Human Services, for the purpose of holding a public hearing thereon, in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1816, H.D. 1.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Health & Human Services,