STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3661
RE: H.B. No. 2019
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2019, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a three-year homeless employment grant pilot program to assist homeless individuals with work opportunities and services.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two individuals.
Written comments on this measure were submitted by the State Procurement Office and Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that this program will assist homeless individuals in obtaining employment, building job skills, and ultimately gaining sustainable income to end their homelessness.
Your Committee notes that the State Procurement Office requested that, as this measure moves forward in the legislative process, further consideration be given to:
(1) Amending section 2(b) of the measure to prohibit the Department of Human Services from procuring contracts exempt from Chapter 103D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, that extend beyond the term of the pilot program; and
(2) If, in the administration of the pilot program, additional subcontracts for direct services, as defined in Chapter 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are required, including a corresponding exemption to Chapter 103F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and providing that the period of performance for those contracts not extend beyond the term of the pilot program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2019, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair