STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3373
RE: S.B. No. 2102
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2102, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON AGING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to clarify that the appropriation made by Act 127, Session Laws of Hawaii 2019, for an Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator is for one full-time equivalent position.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Alzheimer's Association, Aloha Chapter; and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Executive Office on Aging.
Your Committee finds that there are more than twenty-nine thousand individuals living in the State with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. Your Committee believes that the Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator position provided for in this measure will assist those affected in addressing the challenges of living with these illnesses.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying that the purpose of the appropriation is to establish and fill one-full time equivalent position of Alzheimer's disease and related dementia services coordinator;
(2) Changing the amount of general funds appropriated from $59,616 to an unspecified amount;
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity and style.
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. 2102, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2102, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair