STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2983
RE: S.B. No. 2335
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. 2335 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 improve the health and well-being of Hawaii's kupuna through the appropriation of funds to support the Healthy Aging Partnership Program within the Executive Office on Aging.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Aging, Maui County Office on Aging, County of Kauai Agency on Elderly Affairs, Hawaii Primary Care Association, AARP Hawaii, ILWU Local 142, and numerous individuals.
Your Committee finds that, since its founding, the Healthy Aging Partnership Program has developed evidence-based health promotion programs that have resulted in improved health and well-being among older adults in the State. Your Committee further finds that support of the Healthy Aging Partnership Program aligns with the goals of the Hawaii State Plan on Aging, which include maximizing opportunities for older adults in the State to age well, remain active, and enjoy life in their communities.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(3) Making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, 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. 2335, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2335, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair