HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2414

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII RESEARCH.

Provides express legal authority to enable the University of Hawaii to create, promote, and participate in new economic enterprises that use university research and provide workforce opportunities for affiliated university personnel.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2410

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

Repeals the sunset provisions, with respect to the University of Hawaii, from sections 40-1, 40-2, 40-4, 40-6, 40-58, and 40-81, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2652

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii tax credit scholarship program to benefit students with disabilities by providing scholarships to cover transportation costs and any other educational fees associated with a student attending a public school that is not in the service area where the student resides or a nonpublic special education school or program. Establishes eligibility criteria for students to apply for the scholarship program, responsibilities of the department of taxation and department of education, and eligibility criteria for nonprofit scholarship-funding organizations. Applies to tax years beginning after 12/31/16.

 

HED, FIN

HB 656

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates moneys to the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program to develop disaster preparedness educational materials and conduct community outreach seminars.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2767

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Prohibits the University of Hawaii from placing a financial obligation hold on a student's financial account due to an unpaid tuition balance, prior to the last day by which students are allowed to drop a course or receive a refund of tuition.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1556, HD1

(HSCR37-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Prohibits UH from prohibiting a person from certain employment at UH solely because that person is a candidate for, or person elected to, a non-statewide public office. (HB1556 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, JUD

HB 1530, HD1

(HSCR38-16)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.

Requires the University of Hawaii at Manoa to provide its nonsupervisory blue collar employees in collective bargaining unit (1) or one of their family members with tuition waivers comparable to the tuition waivers provided to faculty and their family members. (HB1530 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 1801, HD1

(HSCR35-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Reduces executive and managerial salaries at the University of Hawaii for fiscal year 2016-2017 to the extent necessary to provide $4,000,000 in the same fiscal year for graduate assistant salaries. (HB1801 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 1940, HD1

(HSCR36-16)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed at the University of Hawaii. (HB1940 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 1529, HD1

(HSCR41-16)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Authorizes the establishment of public employee collective bargaining units not already specifically authorized in law. Allows part-time and full-time graduate student assistants employed by UH to collectively bargain their wages, hours, and other terms; provided that no collective bargaining agreement shall take effect prior to 7/1/2017. Requires UH and the relevant exclusive representatives to meet and report to the Legislature. (HB1529 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair