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, March 13, 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 DELETED from the agenda: SB2677

 

 

SB 2337, SD2

(SSCR3294)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF THE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN PROGRAM.

Appropriates funds to establish in the office of the long-term care ombudsman five full-time (5.0 FTE) ombudsman positions. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2342, SD1

(SSCR2894)

Status

RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM.

Reduces from thirty to twenty the total number of hours per week an individual must be employed to be a qualified caregiver under the kupuna caregivers program from thirty to twenty. Appropriates funds for the proper implementation of the kupuna caregivers program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2603, SD1

(SSCR2962)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY COURTS.

Amends provisions relating to criteria and procedures in family court determinations regarding custody and visitation rights. Clarifies that a parent's felony conviction for a violent or sexual offense in which the victim was a minor, or requirement to register as a sex offender, raises a rebuttable presumption that custody or visitation by that parent is not in the best interest of the child. Establishes that a person who is granted unsupervised contact with a child and who is required to register as a sex offender as a result of a felony conviction in which the victim was a minor constitutes prima facie evidence that the child is at significant risk. Requires courts to state reasons for findings in writing or on the record, including specific findings that there is no risk to the child's health, safety, and welfare. Takes effect 8/26/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, JUD

SB 2893, SD1

(SSCR2907)

Status

RELATING TO CHRONICALLY HOMELESS.

Amends the definition of "chronically homeless" to provide clarity and improve the delivery and development of homeless services. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 3117, SD1

(SSCR3189)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Extends the emergency department homelessness assessment pilot program and medical respite pilot program to December 31, 2021. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HSH, FIN

SB 2677

(SSCR3166)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE STATUS.

Specifies that the family court has jurisdiction in proceedings concerning the custody or guardianship of an immigrant child pursuant to a motion for Special Immigrant Juvenile factual findings requesting a determination that the child was abused, neglected, or abandoned before the age of 18.

 

HSH, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Chair