STAND. COM. REP. NO.2797
RE: S.B. No. 3020
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 3020, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR SERVICES TO LOW-INCOME INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to provide programs and services for low-income individuals with developmental disabilities who are not medicaid recipients.
Your Committee finds that individuals with developmental disabilities are often helped by attending therapy sessions and obtaining health or medical services. When those who are developmentally disabled receive these kinds of services, they are more likely to remain in the mainstream of society and not be institutionalized, the latter being a more costly option. The individuals who would be affected by this measure include those developmentally disabled who need services but do not qualify for state programs and services because they receive a monthly income amount that disqualifies them from necessary medicaid services. Your Committee finds that providing these services to developmentally disabled non-medicaid recipients would be of long-term benefit to our State.
Your Committee has made technical nonsubstantive amendments to this bill.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3020, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3020, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair