THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO OFFICE OF YOUTH SERVICES.
BE IT ENACTED
BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
Chapter 352D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section
to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:
of youth services revolving fund; commercial enterprise vocational programs. (a)
There is established the office of youth services revolving fund to be administered
by the office. All moneys collected from
the sale of goods and services by individual vocational programs that engage in
commercial enterprise, the for-profit activity of providing goods and services,
and appropriations made by the legislature shall be deposited into the office of
youth services revolving fund. The moneys
in the office of youth services revolving fund shall be used for the purposes of
its vocational programs as determined by the office.
(b) The administrators
for each individual commercial enterprise vocational program shall determine the
prices at which all goods and services are sold. The prices shall be as near to the prevailing
market prices for similar goods and services as practicable.
(c) The commercial enterprise
vocational programs may market goods and services to both the public and private
(d) The administrator for
each individual commercial enterprise vocational program shall ensure that the quality
of goods and services produced is comparable to similar goods and services available
from the private sector. For sales to the
State or the counties, the quality of the goods or services shall be consistent
with the specifications for the goods or services requested."
SECTION 2. Section 352D-3, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending the definition of "young adult at risk" or "young adult" to read as follows:
""Young adult at
risk" or "young adult" means any adult between the ages of
eighteen and twenty-four who [
(1) Has been
, who has];
(2) Has had
contact with the police[
, who is]; or
(3) Is experiencing
social, emotional, psychological, educational, or physical problems[
who is no longer eligible for child protective services provided by the State due to the adult's age."
SECTION 3. Section 352D-4, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:
Establishment; purpose. There
is established within the department of human services for administrative purposes
only the office of youth services. The office
of youth services is established to provide services and programs for youth at risk
under one umbrella agency in order to facilitate optimum service delivery, to prevent
delinquency, and to reduce the incidence of recidivism among juveniles through the
provision of prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment services. The office shall also be responsible for program
planning and development, intake/assessment, oversight, as well as consultation,
technical assistance, and staff training relating to the delivery of services.
The office shall provide a continuum of
services as follows:
(1) An integrated intake/assessment
and case management system;
(2) The necessary educational, vocational, social counseling and mental
health services; provided that the department of education shall be the only provider
of standards-based education services for all youth at risk and young adults identified
with special education needs or actively receiving special education services, in
accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400
et seq.) and all applicable federal and state educational requirements;
(3) Community-based shelter and residential facilities;
(4) Oversight of youth services; [
(5) Commercial enterprise vocational programs for
young adults only; and
(5)] (6) Other programs that
encourage the development of positive self-images and useful skills in youth[ .]
at risk and young adults.
The executive director of the office of youth services shall submit
annual reports to the legislature no later than twenty days prior to the convening
of each regular session, reporting the services or programs funded pursuant to this
section, the number of youth at risk and young adults served by each service
or program, and the results of the services or programs funded.
To this end, on July 1, 1991, this office shall assume the responsibilities
for juvenile corrections functions, which were temporarily placed in the department
of corrections pursuant to Act 338, Session Laws of Hawaii 1987. These functions shall include but not be limited
to all responsibilities, under chapter 352, for the Hawaii youth correctional
SECTION 4. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 5. This Act shall take effect on May 1, 2029.
Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund; Commercial Enterprise Vocational Programs
Permits individual vocational programs within the purview of the Office of Youth Services to engage in commercial enterprises, including the sale of goods and services, for self-sustainability purposes, for young adults only. Establishes the Office of Youth Services Revolving Fund. Takes effect 5/1/2029. (SD2)
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