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Posted on Jul 6, 2017 in Latest Department News, Newsroom, Office of the Governor Press Releases

WHAT:          Bill Signing Ceremonies for the following:

HB 607     Kupuna Caregivers Program: Authorizes the Executive Office on Aging to establish the Kupuna Caregivers Program to assist community members obtaining care for elders while remaining in the workforce.

HB 615      Healthy Aging Partnership Program: Appropriates funds for the Healthy Aging Partnership Program to further the program’s important role in improving the health and well-being of Hawai‘i’s kupuna.

HB 1396    Community Care Foster Homes for Medicaid: Authorizes the Department of Health, working with the Department of Human Services, to allow two private-pay individuals to be cared for in the same community care foster family home, after consideration of specified relevant factors.

SB 545      Festival of the Pacific Arts: Creates and appropriates money to a temporary commission on the thirteenth Festival of the Pacific Arts to plan for the historic event to be held in Honolulu from June 11 to June 27, 2020.


  • Governor David Ige
  • Key Lawmakers
  • Supporters of the bills           


1:30 p.m.      HB 607          Kupuna Caregivers Program**

2:00 p.m.      HB 615          Healthy Aging Partnership Program

2:30 p.m.      HB 1396        Community Care Foster Homes for Medicaid

3:00 p.m.      SB 545           Festival of the Pacific Arts

WHERE:        State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room

**This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at


Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

[email protected]


Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

[email protected]