STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1440
RE: S.B. No. 529
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred S.B. No. 529, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a pilot project within the Departments of Health (DOH) and Human Services (DHS) to establish a temporary position within each Department to improve the ability of the Departments to secure grants and other funding opportunities and to contract with a grant writing and management professional.
The Hawai‘i Primary Care Association testified in support of this measure. DOH, DHS, and Department of the Attorney General provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by inserting language in the preamble to clarify that human services encompasses health related services.
Your Committees note that DOH estimates it will cost the department $100,000 to establish the temporary position and cover the associated administrative costs with operations, fringe benefits, and evaluation services. Your Committees further note that it is appropriate to evaluate the success of the pilot program before contemplating expanding to other departments or agencies.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services & Homelessness that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 529, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 529, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services & Homelessness,
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair