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HB2543 HD1       (?)


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 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 the Department of Human Services to award grants for preschools. Appropriates funds and authorizes positions for the Preschool Open Doors Program. Appropriates funds for the 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 Early Learning Coordinator position within the Office of the Governor. 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 and assigns that responsibility to the Early Learning Coordinator. 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. Appropriates funds. (HB2543 HD1)
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.

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

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HB2543 HD1






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