STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1650
RE: S.B. No. 1023
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services & Homelessness and Health, to which was referred S.B. No. 1023, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AGING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Health to provide full funding for the Kupuna Care Program.
The Executive Office on Aging, Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO, Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Zonta Club of Hilo, Lanakila Pacific, AARP Hawaii, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142, Chinatown Gateway Plaza Tenant Association, Caring Across Generations, Hawaii Women's Coalition, and several individuals supported this measure.
Your Committees note that this measure is substantially similar to H.B. 465 H.D. 1., which passed the House of Representatives and is currently in the Senate.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring the Executive Office on Aging to adopt rules for the administration and disbursement of program funds;
(2) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2059, to promote further discussion; and
(3) 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 S.B. No. 1023, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1023, S.D. 1, 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,
JOHN M. MIZUNO, Chair
JOY A. SAN BUENAVENTURA, Chair