STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1860-22
RE: S.B. No. 3235
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 3235, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SAFE SPACES FOR YOUTH PILOT PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for an inter-agency Safe Spaces for Youth Pilot Program within the Department of Human Services to provide safe spaces in each county for youth experiencing homelessness.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Youth Services Network, Rainbow Family 808, Stonewall Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, Hawaii Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, Opportunity Youth Action Hui, Young Democrats of Hawai‘i, and three individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness, Department of Human Services, and Department of Budget and Finance.
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. 3235, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair