THE SENATE                           S.C.R. NO.            192
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                    SENATE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION
  REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE BOARD OF
    EDUCATION TO ADOPT A POLICY OF LEASING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT.
 


 1        WHEREAS, in today's curriculum, computers and education
 2   are inseparable; and
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 4        WHEREAS, the technology of computers continues to develop
 5   at a pace that is difficult to keep up with, both
 6   intellectually and financially; and
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 8        WHEREAS, if the State is to provide a quality education to
 9   the students of Hawaii, the State's responsibility to keep pace
10   with new developments and equipment is critical; and
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12        WHEREAS, computer equipment is a costly item that consumes
13   a substantial portion of the budget in purchasing and updating
14   necessary tools for the schools; and 
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16        WHEREAS, old and discarded computers do not have a high
17   resale value; and
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19        WHEREAS, leasing allows the lessee some flexibility on how
20   long computer equipment is to be leased and whether at the end
21   of the term it may be upgraded; and 
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23        WHEREAS, substantial savings may be had if the Department
24   of Education and Board of Education were to lease computer
25   equipment instead of purchasing it; now, therefore,
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27        BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twentieth Legislature
28   of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 1999, the House of
29   Representatives concurring, that the Board of Education and the
30   Department of Education are requested to adopt a computer
31   leasing policy to provide the best possible technology
32   available within the schools; and
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34        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Department of Education is
35   requested to report findings and recommendations to the
36   Legislature not later than twenty days before the convening of
37   the 2000 regular session; and
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 1        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
 2   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Superintendent and
 3   the Chairperson of the Board of Education.
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