STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1066
RE: S.B. No. 470
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 470 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to address the issue of homelessness in the State.
Specifically, this measure extends the sunset date and the reporting deadline for:
(1) The Emergency Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program; and
(2) The Medical Respite Pilot Program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness and The Queen's Health Systems.
Your Committee finds that although the Department of Human Services is actively engaged in contract negotiations to implement the Emergency Homelessness Assessment Pilot Program and Medical Respite Pilot Program, both programs require additional time to be fully implemented. The extensions provided by this measure will ensure that the Department of Human Services can properly implement the programs and evaluate their outcomes.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 470 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair