STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1978
RE: H.B. No. 613
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 H.B. No. 613, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish the state YouthBuild Program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild program grants from the United States Department of Labor.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development, Hawaiian Community Assets, and Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that a state YouthBuild Program will help to create training and employment opportunities for at-risk youth who can in turn help construct needed affordable housing.
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 H.B. No. 613, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair