STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1097

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 652

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 652, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAREGIVERS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for a Caregiver Workforce Support and Development Center to develop and expand the State's long-term and home- and community-based caregiver workforce to effectively care for Hawaii's aging population.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from AARP Hawaii, Healthcare Association of Hawaii, Kūpuna Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and seven individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Executive Office on Aging.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Making a technical, nonsubstantive amendment for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 652, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 652, H.D. 2.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair