STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1534
RE: H.B. No. 835
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 835, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE NATIONAL GUARD YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys for the ongoing operations of the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Judiciary; Office of the Prosecuting Attorney of the County of Hawaii; Aina University; Family Tree Project, LLP; Frederick A. Nitta, M.D., Inc.; Hilo Y's Men and Women's Club; Hoola Na Pua; and numerous individuals.
Your Committee finds that appropriating moneys for the ongoing operations of the Hawaii National Guard Youth Challenge Program will allow for the continued provision of services to ensure that certain "at promise" youth are diverted from the juvenile justice system and learn structural and educational values and skills.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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. 835, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 835, H.D. 2, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair