STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1990
RE: H.B. No. 467
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 467, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE KUPUNA CAREGIVERS PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to amend the kupuna caregivers program allocation cap and to appropriate funds for the continued implementation of the program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Aging; Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women; Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs; Office on Aging of the County of Maui; Oahu County Democrats; ILWU Local 142; AARP Hawaii; Caring Across Generations; American College of Obstetricians and Gynocologists, Hawaii Section; Hawaii Women's Coalition; Midwives Alliance of Hawaii; Zonta Club of Hilo; Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice; Young Progressives Demanding Action; Palehua Townhouse Association; Chinatown Gateway Plaza Tenant Association; Church of the Crossroads; Catholic Charities Hawaii; Faith Action for Community Equity; Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition; Hawaii Psychological Association; Mental Health America of Hawaii; and numerous individuals.
Your Committee finds that amending the program allocation cap from a daily amount to a weekly amount would give the Area Agencies on Aging greater flexibility in how the funds are used.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amount authorized and appropriated for the kupuna caregivers program from $2,000,000 to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 467, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 467, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair