STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1244
RE: H.B. No. 1451
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
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:
(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 Hawai‘i, The Queen's Health Systems, O‘ahu County Democrats, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair