STAND. COM. REP. NO.  309-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1897

      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. 1897 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require the Auditor to conduct an audit of each domestic violence nonprofit organization that has received State funding in the past five years.


     A few concerned individuals testified in support of this measure.  The YWCA of Kauai, Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and Parents and Children Together testified in opposition.  The Office of the Auditor, Department of Human Services, and Domestic Violence Action Center provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing the scope of the audit by directing the Auditor to audit contracts between the Department of Human Services and domestic violence nonprofit organizations entered into within an unspecified prior time period for the purpose of the accountability and oversight of State funds expended pursuant to the contracts; and


     (2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 3000, to encourage further discussion.


     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 intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1897, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1897, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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