STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1973
RE: H.B. No. 713
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 713, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to connect homeless individuals with employment and service providers.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes a three-year pilot program that assists homeless individuals by providing them with temporary jobs in public service and connecting them with service providers; and
(2) Appropriates funds for the pilot program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Judiciary; Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island, Inc.; Hawaii Youth Services Network; and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that pilot programs similar to that proposed by this measure have been successfully implemented by other jurisdictions across the United States.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 713, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair