STAND. COM. REP. NO. 686

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 613

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 613 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Establish the State YouthBuild Program within the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) to provide employment, education, leadership development, and training opportunities to disadvantaged and low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24; and

 

(2) Authorize DLIR to award grants directly to eligible entities or the counties to assist them in establishing YouthBuild programs, and appropriating matching funds to the counties for this purpose.

 

The Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development and the Oahu Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. DLIR and the Department of Education provided comments on this measure.

 


Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, 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 Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 613, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 613, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair