STAND. COM. REP. NO. 735
RE: S.B. No. 50
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 50, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES,"
begs 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 Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Human Services, Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program of the University of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that the Hawaii Nutrition Employment and Training Program helps Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients achieve self-sufficiency by providing training, employment, and assistance with higher education costs.
Your Committee notes that an appropriation of $520,000 is needed for each fiscal year of the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium in order to sustain the program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation from $520,000 to an unspecified sum;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 50, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 50, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair