STAND. COM. REP. NO.  308

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 493

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 493 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to fund a full-time permanent Director position and a full-time Faculty Specialist position within the University of Hawaii Center on Aging.

 

     The University of Hawaii System; Office on Aging, Maui County; AARP Hawaii; Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter; Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition; and several concerned individuals testified in support of the measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2525, and changing the appropriated amounts to unspecified amounts to encourage further discussion. 

 

Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee on Higher Education respectfully requests that it consider appropriating:

 

(1)  $97,356 for each year of fiscal biennium 2015-2017 to fund the director position at the University of Hawaii Center on Aging; and

 

(2)  $85,176 for each year of fiscal biennium 2015-2017 to fund the faculty specialist position at the University of Hawaii Center on Aging.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 493, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 493, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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ISAAC W. CHOY, Chair