STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1244

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1451

H.D. 3

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1451, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Extend the expiration of the Ohana Zones Pilot Program from June 30, 2021, to June 30, 2022; and

 

(2) Extend the expiration of the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program from June 30, 2019, to June 30, 2020.

 

The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, Oahu County Democrats, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and an individual submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1451, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1451, H.D. 3.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair