STAND. COM. REP. NO. 601________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 519

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


     Your Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce, to which
was referred H.B. No. 519 entitled:


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to allow the Governor to stagger
the terms of future members of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board
beginning in 2001, to provide for the expiration of an equal
number of terms at intervals of one year as nearly as possible.

     Your Committee finds that the terms of present members of
the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, excluding the ex officio
members, will all expire in 2001.  Although this current period
of stability (in terms of membership) has allowed the Hawaii
Teachers Standards Board to make remarkable progress in the short
time that it has been in existence, your Committee recognizes the
importance of tempering the desire for short-term gains and
results against the need for long-term stability and consistency.
In the long-term, staggering the terms of board and commission
members can result in more stable and consistent decision making
as it permits new members to draw on the institutional knowledge
and experience of veteran members.

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     Your Committee received testimony in support of this bill
from the Department of Education and the Hawaii State Teachers

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce that is attached to
this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and
purpose of H.B. No. 519 and recommends that it be referred to the
Committee on Finance.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Consumer
                                   Protection and Commerce,

                                   RON MENOR, Chair

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