HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

974

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 352D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"352D- Office of youth services revolving fund; commercial enterprise vocational programs. (a) There is established the office of youth services revolving fund to be administered by the office of youth services. All moneys collected from the sale of goods and services by individual vocational programs that engage in commercial enterprise, the for-profit activity of providing goods and services, and appropriations made by the legislature to the revolving fund shall be deposited into the office of youth services revolving fund. The moneys in the revolving fund shall be used for the purposes of vocational programs within the office of youth services as determined by the office.

(b) The administrators for each individual commercial enterprise vocational program shall determine the prices at which all goods and services are sold. The prices shall be as near to the prevailing market prices for similar goods and services as practicable.

(c) The commercial enterprise vocational programs may market goods and services to both the public and private sectors.

(d) The administrator for each individual commercial enterprise vocational program shall ensure that the quality of goods and services produced is comparable to similar goods and services available from the private sector. For sales to the State or the counties, the quality of the goods or services shall be consistent with the specifications for the goods or services requested."

SECTION 2. Section 352D-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "young adult at risk" or "young adult" to read as follows:

""Young adult at risk" or "young adult" means any adult between the ages of eighteen and twenty-four who has been arrested, or who has had contact with the police, or who is experiencing social, emotional, psychological, educational, or physical problems, and who is no longer eligible for child protective services provided by the State due to the adult's age."

SECTION 3. Section 352D-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"352D-4 Establishment; purpose. There is established within the department of human services for administrative purposes only the office of youth services. The office of youth services is established to provide services and programs for youth at risk under one umbrella agency in order to facilitate optimum service delivery, to prevent delinquency, and to reduce the incidence of recidivism among juveniles through the provision of prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment services. The office shall also be responsible for program planning and development, intake/assessment, oversight, as well as consultation, technical assistance, and staff training relating to the delivery of services.

The office shall provide a continuum of services as follows:

(1) An integrated intake/assessment and case management system;

(2) The necessary educational, vocational, social counseling and mental health services; provided that the department of education shall be the only provider of standards-based education services for all youth at risk and young adults identified with special education needs or actively receiving special education services, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.) and all applicable federal and state educational requirements;

(3) Community-based shelter and residential facilities;

(4) Oversight of youth services; [and]

(5) Commercial enterprise vocational programs for young adults only; and

[(5)] (6) Other programs that encourage the development of positive self-images and useful skills in youth[.] at risk and young adults.

The executive director of the office of youth services shall submit annual reports to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening of each regular session, reporting the services or programs funded pursuant to this section, the number of youth at risk and young adults served by each service or program, and the results of the services or programs funded.

To this end, on July 1, 1991, this office shall assume the responsibilities for juvenile corrections functions, which were temporarily placed in the department of corrections pursuant to Act 338, Session Laws of Hawaii 1987. These functions shall include but not be limited to all responsibilities, under chapter 352, for the Hawaii youth correctional facilities."

SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund; Commercial Enterprise Vocational Programs

 

Description:

Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes, for young adults only. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund.

 

 

 

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