HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2290

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2014

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

 

 

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

 


     SECTION 1.  Section 346-53, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:

     "(b)  The director shall determine the allowance for general assistance to households without minor dependents based upon the total amount appropriated for general assistance to households without minor dependents, and other funds appropriated to the department of human services, among other relevant factors."

     SECTION 2.  Section 346-71, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (e) to read as follows:

     "(e)  Within the limitations of this section, the department shall by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, determine:

     (1)  The allowance for general assistance to households without minor dependents [based upon the total amount appropriated for general assistance to households without minor dependents;] pursuant to section 346-53(b);

     (2)  A method for determining assistance amounts; and

     (3)  Other necessary provisions to implement general assistance to households without minor dependents."

     SECTION 3.  The department of human services shall submit to the legislature a report detailing the funds used and calculations made for general assistance to households without minor dependents pursuant to section 346-71, Hawaii Revised Statutes, for fiscal year 2014-2015 no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016.

     SECTION 4.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.  New statutory material is underscored.

     SECTION 5.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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BY REQUEST


 


 

Report Title:

Department of Human Services; General Assistance Program

 

Description:

Allows the Department of Human Services to draw from other funds appropriated to the Department of Human Services to maintain the level of General Assistance benefits payments set at the beginning of each fiscal year for the entire fiscal year.

 

 

 

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