STAND. COM. REP. NO. 695

 

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 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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(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, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, 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,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair