REPORT TITLE:
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board


DESCRIPTION:
Repeals sunset date for the Hawaii teacher standards board and
the law providing for the issuance of certificates to teachers
who are not required to obtain a license or credential from the
teacher standards board; provides staggered terms for new
members.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                        
THE SENATE                              S.B. NO.           41
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT
RELATING TO TEACHERS.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  The purposes of this Act are to repeal the
 
 2 sunset date for the Hawaii teacher standards board, thereby
 
 3 making that board permanent; to repeal the sunset date for the
 
 4 law providing for the issuance of certificates to teachers who
 
 5 are not required to obtain a license or credential from the
 
 6 teachers standards board; and to provide for staggered terms for
 
 7 board members.
 
 8      SECTION 2.  Section 302A-501, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 9 amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
 
10      "(b)  For the purposes of sections 302A-801 to 302A-808:
 
11      "Board" means the Hawaii teacher standards board.
 
12      "Credential" means an emergency or temporary license issued
 
13 under this chapter based on standards and guidelines set by the
 
14 board.
 
15      "License" means the document signifying the board's grant of
 
16 permission to practice the profession of teaching.
 
17      "Teacher" means an employee of the department paid under the
 
18 salary schedule contained in the unit 5 collective bargaining
 
19 agreement.
 
20      [This subsection is repealed on June 30, 2000.]"
 

 
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 1      SECTION 3.  Section 302A-801, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
 2 amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:
 
 3      "(c)  Appointed board members shall serve three-year
 
 4 terms[.]; provided that beginning July 1, 2000, the initial terms
 
 5 shall be staggered, as follows:
 
 6      (1)  Three members to serve three-year terms;
 
 7      (2)  Three members to serve two-year terms; and
 
 8      (3)  One member to serve a one-year term."
 
 9      SECTION 4.  Act 122, Session Laws of Hawaii 1996, section 7,
 
10 is amended to read as follows:
 
11      "SECTION 7.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval,
 
12 except that section 2 shall take effect retroactive to July 1,
 
13 1995[, and shall be repealed on June 30, 2000]."
 
14      SECTION 5.  Section 302A-809, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 
15 repealed.
 
16      ["[302A-809]  Repeal.  This subpart D, sections 302A-801 to
 
17 302A-809, is repealed on June 30, 2000."]
 
18      SECTION 6.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 
19 New statutory material is underscored.
 
20      SECTION 7.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
 
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