CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 9

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2015

 

RE:    H.B. No. 119

       H.D. 2

       S.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir and Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the House of Representatives to the amendments proposed by the Senate in H.B. No. 119, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to encourage and assist individuals and families to save private funds to support individuals with disabilities by:

 

(1)  Requiring the Director of Finance to establish the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program (Program) to provide for individual, private savings accounts to support individuals with disabilities; and

 

(2)  Establishing the Hawaii ABLE Savings Program Trust Fund to support the Program.

 

     Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

(1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2015; and

 

(2)  Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 119, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 119, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

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SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair

 

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DELLA AU BELATTI, Co-Chair

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GIL RIVIERE, Co-Chair

 

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BERTRAND KOBAYASHI, Co-Chair