30th Legislature, 2019
View Legislative Calendar
The Senate will convene in Special Session on
Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 10:00 a.m.
Find Your Legislator  


SB856 SD1 HD3       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
Report Title: Education; Audit; Adequacy Study; Appropriation
Description: Requires the Auditor to perform an operational audit of the academic and financial plans of the Department of Education. Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the adequacy of education funding in Hawaii. Appropriates funds. (SB856 HD3)
Companion:  HB781
Package: None
Current Referral: LHE, LMG, FIN
Introducer(s): KEITH-AGARAN, ENGLISH, INOUYE, WAKAI, Baker, Dela Cruz, Kidani, Kim, Nishihara

Sort by Date Status Text
1/18/2019SIntroduced.
1/22/2019SPassed First Reading.
1/24/2019SReferred to EDU/GVO, WAM.
2/8/2019SThe committee(s) on EDU/GVO has scheduled a public hearing on 02-11-19 3:20PM in conference room 229.
2/11/2019SThe committee(s) on EDU recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. 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.
2/11/2019SThe committee(s) on GVO recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in GVO were as follows: 5 Aye(s): Senator(s) L. Thielen, Inouye, Baker, Kanuha, Fevella; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 0 Excused: none.
2/15/2019SReported from EDU/GVO (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 424) with recommendation of passage on Second Reading and referral to WAM.
2/15/2019SReport adopted; Passed Second Reading and referred to WAM.
2/26/2019SThe committee(s) on WAM will hold a public decision making on 02-28-19 10:30AM in conference room 211.
2/28/2019SThe 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, Harimoto, Inouye, K. Kahele, Kanuha, Kidani, Moriwaki, Riviere, Shimabukuro, Taniguchi; Aye(s) with reservations: none ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.
3/1/2019SReported from WAM (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1124) with recommendation of passage on Third Reading, as amended (SD 1).
3/1/2019S48 Hrs. Notice 03-05-19.
3/5/2019SReport Adopted; Passed Third Reading, as amended (SD 1). Ayes, 24; Aye(s) with reservations: none. Noes, 0 (none). Excused, 1 (Senator(s) Harimoto). Transmitted to House.
3/5/2019HReceived from Senate (Sen. Com. No. 274) in amended form (SD 1).
3/7/2019HPass First Reading
3/7/2019HReferred to LHE, LMG, FIN, referral sheet 27
3/8/2019HBill scheduled to be heard by LHE on Tuesday, 03-12-19 2:30PM in House conference room 309.
3/12/2019HThe committees on LHE recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 9 Ayes: Representative(s) Woodson, Hashem, DeCoite, Johanson, D. Kobayashi, Ohno, Quinlan, Tarnas, Tokioka; Ayes with reservations: none; 1 Noes: Representative(s) Perruso; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Okimoto.
3/15/2019HReported from LHE (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1316) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and referral to LMG.
3/15/2019HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1 and referred to the committee(s) on LMG with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Perruso voting no (1) and Representative(s) McKelvey, Nakamura, Quinlan, Takumi excused (4).
3/15/2019HBill scheduled to be heard by LMG on Tuesday, 03-19-19 3:00PM in House conference room 312.
3/19/2019HThe committees on LMG recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 3 Ayes: Representative(s) Cullen, Nakashima, Ward; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Belatti, Morikawa.
3/22/2019HReported from LMG (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 1566) as amended in HD 2, recommending referral to FIN.
3/22/2019HReport adopted. referred to the committee(s) on FIN as amended in HD 2 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Perruso voting no (1) and Representative(s) Quinlan, Yamane excused (2).
3/27/2019HBill scheduled to be heard by FIN on Friday, 03-29-19 2:30PM in House conference room 308.
3/29/2019HThe committee(s) on FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred until 04-03-19.
4/1/2019HBill scheduled for decision making on Wednesday, 04-03-19 2:30PM in conference room 308.
4/3/2019HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 13 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Gates, Hashimoto, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 2 Excused: Representative(s) Holt, Nishimoto.
4/5/2019HReported from FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 2209) as amended in HD 3, recommending passage on Third Reading.
4/5/2019HForty-eight (48) hours notice Tuesday, 04-09-19.
4/9/2019HPassed Third Reading as amended in HD 3 with none voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Perruso voting no (1) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.
4/11/2019SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 754).
4/11/2019SSenate disagrees with House amendments.
4/11/2019HReceived notice of disagreement (Sen. Com. No. 893).
4/15/2019HHouse Conferees Appointed: Woodson, Cullen, Matayoshi Co-Chairs; Okimoto.
4/15/2019SReceived notice of appointment of House conferees (Hse. Com. No. 809).
4/18/2019SSenate Conferees Appointed: Kidani Chair; L. Thielen, Keith-Agaran Co-Chairs; Fevella.
4/18/2019HReceived notice of Senate conferees (Sen. Com. No. 920).

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

Some of the above items require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Please visit Adobe's download page for detailed instructions.


SB856 SD1 HD3






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
EDU/GVO 229 2/11/2019 3:20 PM View
WAM 211 2/28/2019 10:30 AM View
LHE 309 3/12/2019 2:30 PM View
LMG 312 3/19/2019 3:00 PM View
FIN 308 3/29/2019 2:30 PM View
FIN 308 4/03/2019 2:30 PM View