STAND. COM. REP. NO. 781

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 1281

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1281, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish and fund a three-year Work-for-a-Day Pilot Program to connect homeless individuals with paid work opportunities, service providers, and shelters.

 

Hawaii Youth Services Network, Catholic Charities Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, 808 Cleanups, and two individuals testified in support of this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness and Department of Human Services commented on this measure.

 

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. 1281, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair