STAND. COM. REP. NO. 900
RE: H.B. No. 278
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 278, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish and appropriate funds for a working group to plan and implement a public health campaign for awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia; and
(2) Appropriate funds for the Executive Office on Aging to create an Alzheimer's disease and related dementias public health campaign.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hale Hau‘oli Hawai‘i; AARP Hawai‘i; United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO; Pukalani Superette; The Kūpuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i; International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142; Hawai‘i Family Caregiver Coalition; The Hawaiian Islands Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; Hawai‘i Psychological Association; National Association of Social Workers - Hawai‘i Chapter; and numerous individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Executive Office on Aging, Hawai‘i Primary Care Association, Alzheimer's Association, and Iron Workers Stabilization Fund.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 278, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair