Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 427
                                     H.D. 1

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred
H.B. No. 427 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to appropriate funds for higher
education outreach programs on the neighbor islands, the West
Hawaii University Center, and master's degree programs at the
University of Hawaii at Hilo.

     Testimony in support of the bill was submitted by the Office
of the Chancellor for Community Colleges of the University of
Hawaii. The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of
the University of Hawaii at Hilo testified in support of the
overall concept of the bill.

     Your Committee finds that, as the state's population shifts
to the neighbor islands, more higher education opportunities are
needed in those locations. This bill takes a step toward creating
those opportunities.

     The bill has been amended by:

     (1)  Adding an unspecified appropriation for the Hawaii
          community college; and

                                 STAND. COM. REP. NO. 95
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     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive revisions for the
          purpose of style.

     Your Committee defers to the Finance Committee to determine,
in the perspective of the entire state budget, the specific
appropriations for this bill.  Your Committee recommends,
however, the following:

     (1)  Maui community college outreach programs
          FY 1999-2000        $209,488     4 FTE positions
          FY 2000-2001        $221,976     4 FTE positions

     (2)  Kauai community college outreach programs
          FY 1999-2000        $70,000      0 FTE positions
          FY 2000-2001        $40,000      0 FTE positions

     (3)  Hawaii community college
          Strategic enrollment management program
          FY 1999-2000        $138,681     6 FTE positions
          FY 2000-2001        $168,408     6 FTE positions

     (4)  Hawaii community college
          Island-wide distributed college plan
          FY 1999-2000        $138,282     1 FTE position
          FY 2000-2001        $363,502     3 FTE positions

     (5)  West Hawaii University center
          FY 1999-2000        $325,960     2 FTE positions
          FY 2000-2001        $214,772     2 FTE positions

     (6)  University of Hawaii at Hilo's master's degree programs
          FY 1999-2000        ***fill in amounts***
          FY 2000-2001        ***fill in amounts***

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No.
427, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second
Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 427 H.D. 1, and
be referred to the Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Higher Education,

                                   DAVID MORIHARA, Chair