STAND. COM. REP. NO.  798-16


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016


RE:   H.B. No. 1878

      H.D. 1




Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1878, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for:


     (1)  The Kupuna Care Program;


     (2)  The Aging and Disability Resource Center;


     (3)  Fall prevention and early detection services for the elderly;


     (4)  The Healthy Aging Partnership Program;


     (5)  An Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position; and


     (6)  An Alzheimer's disease and related dementia public awareness campaign.


     The Maui County Office of Aging, City and County of Honolulu Department of Community Services, Policy Board for Elderly Affairs, Alzheimer's Association Aloha Chapter, AARP Hawaii, ILWU Local 142, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Project Dana, Hawaii Alliance for Retired Americans, Zonta Club of Hilo, Lanakila Pacific, Catholic Charities Hawaii, The Queen's Health Systems, and many individuals provided testimony in support of the measure.  The Executive Office on Aging and State Council on Developmental Disabilities provided comments.  


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1878, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,