STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1619


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 470

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness, to which was referred S.B. No. 470 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to extend the sunset dates and reporting deadlines for the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program.


     The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, The Queen's Health Systems, and two individuals supported this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Adding new language authorizing the use of private lands for the Ohana Zones Pilot Program; provided that private lands that are suitable for use as an ohana zone shall be for limited purposes and require a:


          (A)  Memorandum of understanding between the private land owner and any state or county department that any structure built with public funds may be moved or is temporary; or


          (B)  Partnership between the State and private landowner;


     (2)  Adding new language extending the Ohana Zones Pilot Program to June 30, 2022;


     (3)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services & Homelessness that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 470, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 470, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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