HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES

Rep. John M. Mizuno, Chair

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Lei R. Learmont

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HOUSING

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

The Hearing Time has been changed from 10:30am to 11:35am

 

DATE:

Friday, February 2, 2018

TIME:

10:30am 11:35am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measures have been DELETED from the agenda: HB2039 and HB2576

 

HB 2037

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESS SHELTERS.

Exempts temporary homeless shelters from state and county health and sanitation provisions, and from county zoning provisions, from 7/1/2018, to 7/1/2028.

 

HHS/HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 2038

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes religious, charitable, educational, and other nonprofit organizations to provide shelter to homeless persons, including by hosting temporary encampments on property owned by the organization. Imposes limits on the types of ordinances a county may enact or other actions a county may take in regulating the ability of these organizations to provide shelter to homeless persons. Defines "nonprofit organization." Limits the liability of county agencies and employees.

 

HHS/HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 2039

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Requires DOE to conduct a review of all school consolidation studies completed by the department within 10 years prior to the effective date of this Act to determine whether the findings and recommendations of the studies are still valid. Requires DOE, with the assistance of DHS, to review the feasibility of using the school facilities covered by the consolidation studies as sanctuary spaces for vulnerable populations. Requires a report to the legislature.

 

 

 

HSG/HHS, EDN, FIN

HB 2461

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes within the Department of Human Services a Hawaii County Homeless Villages program. Waives applicable state and county permitting and construction fees for the program. Exempts the State from claims arising out of the provision of housing or services to homeless persons. Provides immunity from civil liability to volunteers and state employees who provide housing or services to homeless persons. Appropriates funds.

 

HHS/HSG, JUD, FIN

HB 2576

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING.

Authorizes private organizations to provide shelter to homeless individuals at micro-villages on the organizations' private property. Limits county authority to restrict micro-villages and county liability relating to micro-villages. Appropriates funds to DHS for social services in micro-villages.

 

HSG/HHS, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6050or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair

 

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Rep. John M. Mizuno

Chair