STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1620
RE: S.B. No. 1227
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred S.B. No. 1227 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO POVERTY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Human Services to use an integrated and multigenerational service delivery approach to reduce the incidence of intergenerational poverty and dependence on public benefits.
The Department of Human Services, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, and Parents And Children Together supported this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2059, to promote 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 Human Services & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1227, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1227, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services & Homelessness,
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair