STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3189
RE: S.B. No. 3117
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3117 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to extend to December 31, 2021, both the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, The Queen's Health Systems, Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, and two individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Human Services.
Your Committee finds that extending both the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program will further improve the health and well-being of the State's homeless population.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments 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. 3117, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3117, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair