STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2012
RE: H.B. No. 1417
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1417, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational approach to delivering human services in order to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Oahu County Democrats, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and Hawaii Primary Care Association.
Your Committee finds that transforming the Department of Human Services delivery model from a silo approach to an integrated, multi-generational model will improve the well-being of Hawaii's residents, reduce intergenerational poverty, and decrease dependence on public benefits in the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 1417, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1417, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair