STAND. COM. REP. NO. 37
RE: H.B. No. 609
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Human Services, to which was referred H.B. No. 609 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 support the State's growing elderly population by appropriating $92,000 for each year of the 2017-2019 Fiscal Biennium for each of the following positions within the University of Hawaii at Manoa Center on Aging:
(1) One full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) associate professor position; and
(2) One full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) associate specialist position.
The University of Hawaii at Manoa Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work; University of Hawaii Center on Aging; Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition; Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs; Kahala Senior Living Community, Inc.; AARP Hawaii; Kokua Council; Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society; and several individuals testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting the appropriation amounts;
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2075, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Human Services that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 609, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 609, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Higher Education.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Human Services,
DEE MORIKAWA, Chair