STAND. COM. REP. NO. 695
RE: H.B. No. 713
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 713, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish a three-year pilot Homeless Employment Grant Program (Program) that assists homeless individuals by providing them with temporary jobs in public service and connects homeless individuals with service providers; and
(2) Appropriate funds to establish the Program.
The Judiciary, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, and State Procurement Office provided comments on this measure.
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. 713, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair