STAND. COM. REP. NO. 758
RE: S.B. No. 103
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Seventh State Legislature
Regular Session of 2013
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 103 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LONG TERM CARE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to enhance public awareness on the need for long term care planning and financing.
Specifically, the measure requires the Executive Office on Aging to:
(1) Inform the public about long term care needs, planning, financing, and other related issues; and
(2) Have the campaign independently evaluated.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Aging, the County of Hawaii Office of Aging, the American Association of Retired Persons Hawaii, ILWU Local 142, Faith Action for Community Equity, and seven individuals.
Your Committee finds that many people in the State are unaware of or underestimate the need to learn about the issues involved in long term care. Accordingly, many people fail to take the time to develop a long term care plan and do not purchase long term care insurance. A long term care public education and awareness campaign administered by the Executive Office on Aging would provide people with much needed information to help them make important long term care decisions.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 103, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 103, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair