RELATING TO HUMAN SERVICES
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

    SECTION 1. The legislature finds that a center providing comprehensive
services for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals in Hawaii has
been the dream of the deaf community in Hawaii since 1972. The creation of a
comprehensive services center is intended to promote individual growth, social
awareness, productivity, and equality by empowering deaf, hard of hearing, and
deaf-blind individuals to be full participants in Hawaii's overall community.


    The purpose of this Act is to appropriate funds to the department of human
services to fund the establishment and operationa costs of a comprehensive
service center for deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind individuals.

    SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State
of Hawaii the sum of $400,000 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal
year 2013-2014 for the establishment and operation of a comprehensive service
center for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind.
    The sums appropriated shall be expended by the department of human services
for the purpose of the Act.

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