STAND. COM. REP. NO. 527-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2014

 

RE: H.B. No. 1889

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 1889 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO A HOMELESS PERSON'S BILL OF RIGHTS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to guarantee that the rights, privacy, and property of homeless individuals are protected under the laws of this State by establishing a Homeless Person's Bill of Rights.

 

The Hawaii Youth Services Network, Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, Hawaii Guerrilla Video Hui, Hoopae Pono Peace Project, Hawaii Friends of Civil Rights, IMUAlliance, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. Several concerned individuals opposed this measure. The Hawaii Civil Rights Commission provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate discussion.

 

Your Committee respectfully notes that the question of enforcement arose during testimony, as this bill applies in part to State and Federal laws, but does not extend to the counties, although the counties have the power to make and enforce ordinances covering local police matters per section 46-1.5(14)(A) Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1889, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1889, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,

 

 

 

 

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MELE CARROLL, Chair