STAND. COM. REP. NO. 309-18
RE: H.B. No. 1897
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:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
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,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair