STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1049
RE: S.B. No. 1026
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 S.B. No. 1026 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HEALTHY AGING PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership program.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Aging of the Department of Health, Policy Advisory Board for Elder Affairs, Hawaii Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, AARP, and two individuals.
Your Committee finds that the Healthy Aging Partnership program improves the health of older adults through evidence-based interventions.
Your Committee notes that an appropriation of $605,000 is needed for each fiscal year of the 2019-2021 fiscal biennium in order to sustain the program.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified sum; 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 S.B. No. 1026, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1026, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair