STAND. COM. REP. NO. 534
RE: S.B. No. 50
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services and Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 50, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to the University of Hawaii for the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, University of Hawai‘i System, Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program, and nineteen individuals.
Your Committees find that the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training program provides additional financial and one-to-one support to help college students attend to their basic needs, such as finding child care, and assists with job matching. Your Committees further find that although the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training program is only a few years in development, the program is demonstrating an overall fall-to-fall persistence rate that is twenty percent higher than the Community College System average. This measure provides resources to the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training program to allow the program to continue serving Hawaii's qualifying students.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services and Higher Education that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 50, S.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services and Higher Education,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair
RUSSELL E. RUDERMAN, Chair