HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOMELESSNESS

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura, Chair

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 15, 2019

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1231

(SSCR451)

Status

RELATING TO THE SPOUSE AND CHILD ABUSE SPECIAL FUND.

Exempts the spouse and child abuse special fund from the central services assessment and administrative expense assessment. Amends the spouse and child abuse special fund to allow reimbursements received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, in the year following the fiscal year in which the Title IV-E funds were expended, to be deposited and expended for state-funded share of spouse or child abuse and neglect prevention, intervention, and other related services. Replaces "account" with "fund," and deletes "department of human services" from the title.

 

HSH, FIN

SB 947, SD1

(SSCR1019)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILIES.

Prohibits the disability of a parent or caregiver from being the sole factor in determining fitness as a foster parent, adoptive parent, guardian, parent seeking custody or visitation, or provider of a safe family home. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 1020, SD2

(SSCR1048)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

Requires the Department of Human Services to establish a housing homeless children rental assistance pilot program to assist families with minor children experiencing, or at imminent risk of, homelessness due to domestic violence. Requires each family member to obtain financial management and budget counseling services. Requires the Department of Human Services to participate in the Continuum of Care's Coordinated Entry system for homeless services. Requires inputting of data into the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development's Homeless Management Information System. Appropriates funds for the pilot program. Requires report to the Legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

    Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

    The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

    The date and time of the hearing; and

    Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: Eight (8) copies (including an original) to Room 314 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8437 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6530or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair