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HB2543 HD1 SD2       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.
Report Title: DHS; DOE; Preschool Open Doors Program; Executive Office on Early Learning; Appropriation ($)
Description: Requires parents or guardians of public school and charter school kindergarten students to disclose information on the student's prior child care program or prekindergarten attendance, if any, for the purpose of determining areas having the highest need for prekindergarten and child care programs. Requires assessment of public school and charter school kindergarten students. Removes public charter school prekindergarten programs from the administrative authority of the Executive Office on Early Learning. Establishes that the State Public Charter School Commission has administrative authority over all state-funded early learning programs in public charter schools. Establishes the preschool open doors special fund. Expands Preschool Open Doors Program eligibility from 4-year-old children to all children who are 3 to 4 years old who are in the 2 years prior to kindergarten entry. Requires annual reporting regarding the revenues and expenditures of the early learning special fund. Establishes a program for Department of Human Services to award grants for preschools. Authorizes positions for the Preschool Open Doors Program. Appropriates funds for Department of Human Services to expand its information technology system for the purpose of managing information on prekindergarten attendance and child care need and to contract for and operate preschool and child care programs. Establishes the goal of providing all children who are 3 to 4 years old who are in the 2 years prior to kindergarten entry with enrollment in a preschool program by the year 2030. Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for building classrooms for Hawaiian language immersion pre-kindergarten programs. Appropriates funds for building early learning services classrooms on public library property. (SD2)
Companion:  SB3101
Package: None
Current Referral: EDU, WAM
Introducer(s): SAIKI, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CABANILLA ARAKAWA, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HAR, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA

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1/23/2020HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2020HReferred to LHE/FIN, referral sheet 5
2/14/2020HProposed draft of Bill scheduled to be heard by LHE/FIN on Tuesday, 02-18-20 2:00PM in House conference room 309. Copy of proposed draft available at www.capitol.hawaii.gov. The notice has been corrected to properly reflect the description of the Proposed HD1.
2/18/2020HThe committee(s) on LHE/FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 02-25-20.
2/20/2020HBill scheduled for decision making on Tuesday, 02-25-20 2:00PM in conference room 309.
2/25/2020HThe committees on LHE recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, Hashem, Quinlan, DeCoite, Johanson, D. Kobayashi, Morikawa, Tokioka; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Okimoto; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Ohno, Tarnas.
2/25/2020HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) McDermott; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Wildberger.
2/28/2020HReported from LHE/FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 961-20) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
2/28/2020HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) McDermott, Okimoto, Perruso voting aye with reservations; none voting no (0) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, DeCoite, Holt, Thielen excused (4).
3/3/2020HPassed Third Reading with Representative(s) Okimoto, Perruso, Takumi voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) McDermott voting no (1) and Representative(s) Creagan excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
3/5/2020SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 339).
3/5/2020SPassed First Reading.
3/5/2020SReferred to EDU, WAM.
3/6/2020SThe committee(s) on EDU has scheduled a public hearing on 03-11-20 2:45PM in conference room 229.
3/11/2020SThe committee(s) on EDU deferred the measure until 03-18-20 2:45PM in conference room 229.
3/16/2020SThe hearing on this measure has been cancelled until further notice.
6/22/2020SThe committee(s) on EDU will hold a public decision making on 06-24-20 3:00PM in conference room 229.
6/24/2020SThe committee(s) on EDU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in EDU were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Kidani, Kim, Kanuha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Dela Cruz.
6/26/2020SReported from EDU (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3690) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referral to WAM.
6/26/2020SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading, as amended (SD 1) and referred to WAM.
6/26/2020SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 06-30-20 10:15AM in conference room Auditorium.
6/30/2020SThe committee(s) on WAM recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes in WAM were as follows: 12 Aye(s): Senator(s) Dela Cruz, Keith-Agaran, English, Inouye, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Harimoto.
7/2/2020SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 3767) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 2).
7/2/2020S48 Hrs. Notice 07-06-20.
7/6/2020SReport adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 2). Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none . Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 0 (none). Transmitted to House.
7/6/2020HReturned from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 604) in amended form (SD 2).
7/8/2020SReceived notice of House intent to agree to the amendments proposed by the Senate (Hse. Com. No. 421).
7/10/2020HHouse agrees to Senate amendment(s).
7/10/2020HPassed Final Reading as amended in SD 2 with Representative(s) Okimoto, Takumi voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Perruso voting no (1) and Representative(s) Ohno excused (1).
7/10/2020SReceived notice of House agreement and passage on Final Reading (Hse. Com. No. 425).
7/10/2020HTransmitted to Governor.
9/15/2020SAct 046, 09/15/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).
9/15/2020HAct 046, on 09/15/2020 (Gov. Msg. No. 1151).

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB2543 HD1 SD2






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
LHE/FIN 309 2/18/2020 2:00 PM View
LHE/FIN 309 2/25/2020 2:00 PM View
EDU 229 3/11/2020 2:45 PM View
EDU 229 3/18/2020 2:45 PM View
EDU 229 6/24/2020 3:00 PM View
WAM Auditorium 6/30/2020 10:15 AM View