STAND. COM. REP. NO. 188

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 713

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 Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred H.B. No. 713 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish a three-year Homeless Employment Grant Program in the Department of Human Services that:

 

(1) Assists homeless individuals by providing them temporary jobs in public service; and

 

(2) Connects homeless individuals with service providers.

 

Hawaii Youth Services Network, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center, and a few individuals supported this measure. The State Procurement Office and Department of Human Services provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to January 1, 2059, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 713, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 713, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Labor & Public Employment.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services & Homelessness,

 

 

 

 

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JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair