STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1
RE: S.B. No. 231
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 231 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE YOUTH COMMISSION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish that the youth commission administrator shall administer the youth commission and appropriate funds for one full-time equivalent permanent youth commission administrator position.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services, Hawaii Youth Services Network, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Community Alliance on Prisons, Young Progressives Demanding Action – Hawaii, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that Act 106, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 (Act 106), established a youth commission to advise the governor and legislature on the effects of legislative policies, needs, assessments, priorities, programs, and budgets concerning the youth of the State. Although Act 106 also appropriated funds for a staff position to administer the youth commission, the funds appropriated were only authorized for one state fiscal year. This measure establishes and funds a youth commission administrator position to administer the youth commission, thereby establishing the staffing support necessary for the successful operation of the youth commission.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 231 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair