View Amendment Current Amendment: 12a to Bill 5150

Rep. HERBKERSMAN proposes the following Amendment No. to H.5150 as Passed By The House

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EXPLANATION: Dept. of Aging shall contract with Palmetto Care Connections to train seniors on digital literacy.

Amend the bill, as and if amended, Part IB, Section 40, DEPARTMENT ON AGING, page 392, after line 34, by adding an appropriately numbered proviso to read:

/ (AGING: Digital Literacy) The Department on Aging shall contract with Palmetto Care Connections for no less than $350,000 to train seniors to use technology, furnish technological devices, and provide one year of cellular service to at least 1,000 senior citizens identified by the Department on Aging in rural and/or underserved counties in South Carolina.

The Department shall submit a report detailing the results of this initiative no later than June 30, 2023, to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, specifically addressing recommendations for seniors and access to internet connectivity, digital awareness and telehealth proficiency. /

Amend totals and titles to conform.