STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1736
RE: H.B. No. 278
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 278, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Executive Office on Aging to create an Alzheimer's disease and related dementias public health campaign.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities; AARP Hawaii; Hale Hauoli Hawaii; Hawaii Family Caregiver Coalition; Hawaii Ironworkers Stabilization Fund; Hydroponics Alternatives, LLC; International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 142; Papa Ola Lokahi; The Kupuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; United Public Workers; and numerous individuals.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Executive Office on Aging of the Department of Health, Alzheimer's Association, and Hawaii Primary Care Association
Your Committee finds that educating the public about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias will promote healthy aging, support caregivers, and encourage people having cognitive impairments to communicate with health care professionals.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Clarifying the scope of the appropriations;
(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 H.B. No. 278, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 278, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair