STAND. COM. REP. NO. 680

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 466

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Health, to which was referred H.B. No. 466 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to provide full funding for the aging and disability resource center.

 

The Executive Office on Aging, Office of Aging of the County of Hawaii, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, The Kūpuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, ILWU Local 142, and two individuals testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation amount to an unspecified sum; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to January 1, 2059, to facilitate further discussion.

 

Your Committees note that the Aging and Disability Resource Center assists individuals and their families to identify their long-term services and support needs based upon a person centered process, understand their service options which include publicly funded services such as Kupuna Care and the Kupuna Caregivers, and assist in developing and implementing comprehensive support plans. To support these important services, your Committees believe that this funding should be incorporated into the Office of Aging's budget in H.B. No. 1422, under program ID HTH904, instead of funding under this measure. Should your Committee on Finance consider H.B. No. 1422, your Committees respectfully request that your Committee on Finance consider $3,100,000 as a sufficient amount to provide these important services per the Office of Aging.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Health that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 466, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 466, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Health,

 

 

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JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair

 

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JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair