STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1976
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 Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1227, H.D. 1, 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 Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii Primary Care Association, Hawaii Substance Abuse Coalition, and Parents And Children Together submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Department of Human Services submitted comments.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1227, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair