STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1618
RE: S.B. No. 474
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. 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 Hawai‘i, 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) Ho‘opono 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,
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair