STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1618

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 474

S.D. 2

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 Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred S.B. No. 474, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for various operating expenses of the Department of Human Services.

 

The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Department of Human Services, Department of Transportation, Catholic Charities Hawaii, and Partners in Care supported this measure. Hawaii Primary Care Association provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by deleting its substantive contents and inserting language which provides funding for:

 

(1) Operating expenses and positions for the following programs of the Department of Human Services:

 

(A) HMS224 Homeless Services;

 

(B) HMS222 Rental Assistance Services;

 

(C) HMS236 Case Management for Self-sufficiency;

 

(D) HMS238 Disability Determination;

 

(E) HMS301 Child Protective Services;

 

(F) HMS302 General Support for Child Care;

 

(G) HMS305 Cash Support for Child Care;

 

(H) HMS401 Health Care Payments;

 

(I) HMS501 In-community Youth Programs;

 

(J) HMS503 Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility;

 

(K) HMS601 Adult Protective and Community Services;

 

(L) HMS802 Vocational Rehabilitation;

 

(M) HMS888 Commission on the Status of Women;

 

(N) HMS902 General Support for Health Care Payments;

 

(O) HMS903 General Support for Self-sufficiency Services; and

 

(P) HMS904 General Administration - DHS; and

 

(2) The following capital improvement projects of the Department of Human Services:

 

(A) Campus improvements planning, sewer improvements, water systems improvements, and gym foundation repairs for the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility; and

 

(B) Hoopono flood zone remediation.

 

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. 474, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 474, S.D. 2, 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,

 

 

 

 

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JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair