STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1229
RE: S.R. No. 118
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services and Housing, to which was referred S.R. No. 118 entitled:
"SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO REVIEW ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES AND THE POTENTIAL TO PROVIDE NEW LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO SENIOR CITIZENS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request that the Executive Office on Aging establish a working group to review adult education services and the potential to provide new learning opportunities to senior citizens.
Your Committee received comments on this measure from Catholic Charities Hawaii and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association.
Your Committee finds that adult education services for senior citizens are offered by various government and private nonprofit entities on Oahu. Your Committee further finds that funding for services for senior citizens is limited and potential exists to improve the delivery of adult education services by eliminating duplicative and inefficient services and utilizing the savings to offer new learning opportunities for seniors.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language to include senior center representation in the working group;
(2) Inserting language to include care home operator and foster care home operator representation in the working group;
(3) Inserting language to require that a certified copy be transmitted to the Chairperson of the Board of Education; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services and Housing that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 118, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Education, in the form attached hereto as S.R. No. 118, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services and Housing,
SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair