STAND. COM. REP. NO. 677

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 467

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. 467 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Change the Kupuna Caregivers Program allocation cap from $70 per day to $350 per week; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds for the implementation of the Kupuna Caregivers Program.

 

The Executive Office on Aging, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawaii County Office of Aging, Maui County Office on Aging, Kokua Council, The Church of the Crossroads, Mental Health America of Hawaii, Hawaii Psychological Association, Chinatown Gateway Plaza Tenant Association, Faith Action for Community Equity, Midwives Alliance of Hawaii, Live Well at Iwilei, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, The Kūpuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Caring Across Generations, ILWU Local 142, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hawaii Women's Coalition, AARP Hawaii, and many individuals supported this measure. A few individuals opposed this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting language which requires the Executive Office on Aging to:

 

(A) Include in its annual report to the legislature a section detailing outcomes of the Kupuna Caregivers Program;

 

(B) Offer a plan to maximize the number of recipients served by the Program and offer certain core services;

 

(2) Changing the allocation cap to an unspecified amount;

 

(3) Requiring the Executive Office on Aging to submit a copy of the Kupuna Caregivers Plan to the Legislature before the 2020 Regular Session, and create administrative rules to implement and administrate the Program by January 1, 2022;

 

(4) Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified amount;

 

(5) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2059, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(6) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 467, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 467, 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