HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 7, 2020

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB2419

 

 

HB 2244

Status

RELATING TO INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNTS.

Reactivates the individual development account contribution income tax credit for the five-year period from 2021 through 2025. Amends provisions regarding state-funded individual development accounts. Appropriates funds to the department of human services.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2417

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES.

Requires DHS to establish a neighbor islands blind and visually impaired service pilot program to provide services and training for blind and visually impaired neighbor island residents. Appropriates funds. Repeals 06/30/2021.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2525

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Extends the emergency department homelessness assessment pilot program and medical respite pilot program to December 31, 2021. Appropriates funds.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2526

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Appropriates funds for the operating budget of the department of human services for fiscal year 2020-2021.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 1958

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment‑related expenses that constitutes the tax credit and cap amount.

 

HSH, FIN

HB 2101

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Requires circuit courts to apply special sentencing considerations when sentencing a minor for a non-violent offense. Allows the courts, in their discretion, to impose a sentence up to 50% shorter than the mandatory minimum or to decline to impose a mandatory enhanced sentence in certain circumstances.

 

HSH, JUD

HB 2419

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.

Establishes Employment First as a state policy for persons with disabilities. Requires state and county agencies to implement Employment First in hiring and in all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies Employment First principles to Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs.

 

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: One copy (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

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6564 or 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