STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1821
RE: S.C.R. No. 62
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.C.R. No. 62, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE GOVERNOR'S COORDINATOR ON HOMELESSNESS AND THE CITY AND COUNTY OF HONOLULU TO COLLABORATE AND PRIORITIZE THEIR HOMELESSNESS EFFORTS IN THE AREA SURROUNDING THE HAWAII CHILDREN'S DISCOVERY CENTER BY CONVENING A TASK FORCE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness and the City and County of Honolulu to convene a task force to address homelessness in the area surrounding the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness.
Your Committee finds that the prevalence of homeless encampments in the area surrounding the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center may result in the permanent closure of the center. Accordingly, your Committee believes that efforts to address homelessness in the area surrounding the center are crucial for the continued operation of the center.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 62, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair