Bill Text: HI SB221 | 2021 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: Relating To Homelessness.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2021-03-23 - The committee(s) on JHA recommend(s) that the measure be deferred. [SB221 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2021-SB221-Amended.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

221

THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2021

S.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  The legislature finds that homelessness is a significant issue throughout the State.  However, urban Honolulu receives most of the moneys allocated to address the homelessness issue.  The legislature also finds that the State is failing to collaborate with various local nonprofit organizations throughout the State to address homelessness.  The legislature believes that the severity of homelessness necessitates increased collaboration among the State, counties, neighborhood boards, and nonprofit organizations.

     Accordingly, the purpose of this Act is to require the governor's coordinator on homelessness, in conjunction with the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness, to develop plans for the city and county of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui to coordinate the services and shelter facilities of public agencies and nonprofit organizations to meet the concerns of communities impacted by homelessness and the needs of the homeless population of the regions within each county.

     SECTION 2.  Section 346-381.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

     "[[]§346-381.5[]]  Governor's coordinator on homelessness.  (a)  The governor shall appoint the governor's coordinator on homelessness for the proper administration and enforcement of this chapter without regard to chapter 76.

     (b)  The governor's coordinator on homelessness, in conjunction with the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness, shall develop plans for the city and county of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui to coordinate the services and shelter facilities of public agencies and nonprofit organizations to meet the concerns of communities impacted by homelessness and the needs of the homeless population of regions within each county.  Each county plan shall identify regions within each county, identify the specific goals and objectives for each region, and include specific strategies to address the unmet needs in each county.  County coordinators shall take into account the concerns of communities impacted by homelessness and the needs of the homeless population of each region.

     (c)  No less than twenty days prior to the regular session of 2022, and each regular session thereafter, the governor's coordinator on homelessness shall submit a report to the legislature on the status of the county plans."

     SECTION 3.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 4.  This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2060.



 

Report Title:

Governor's Coordinator on Homelessness; Hawaii Interagency Council on Homelessness; Homelessness; County Regional Plans

 

Description:

Requires the governor's coordinator on homelessness, in conjunction with the Hawaii interagency council on homelessness, to develop plans for the city and county of Honolulu and the counties of Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui to coordinate the services and shelter facilities of public agencies and nonprofit organizations to meet the concerns of communities impacted by homelessness and the needs of the homeless population within each county.  Requires the county plans to contain specific strategies to address unmet needs in each county.  Requires annual reports to the legislature on the status of the county plans.  Effective 7/1/2060.  (HD1)

 

 

 

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