STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2156

 

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

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 470, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Extend the sunset date of the Ohana Zones Pilot Program and authorize the use of private lands as ohana zones under the Ohana Zones Pilot Program, subject to certain conditions; and

 

(2) Extend the sunset dates and reporting deadlines of the Emergency Department Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and the Medical Respite Pilot Program.

 

The Office of the Mayor for the County of Hawaii, Queen's Health Systems, Habitat for Humanity Hawaii Island, Inc., League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Oahu County Democrats, and an individual submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Department of the Attorney General submitted comments on this measure.

 

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 S.B. No. 470, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair