STAND. COM. REP. NO.  912-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2019

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2019, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to assist homeless individuals in finding employment and connect them with service providers that meet their needs by:


     (1)  Establishing a three-year homeless employment grant program to be developed by the Department of Human Services to connect homeless individuals with work opportunities, pay individuals for hours worked while in the grant program, and connect participants in the program with appropriate service providers; and


     (2)  Appropriating funds for the grant program.


     The Hawaii Youth Services Network and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure.  The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, State Procurement Office, and Hawaii Association for Justice provided comments.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2019, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,