Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 532
                                        H.D. 3
                                        S.D. 1

Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Education and Technology, to which was
referred H.B. No. 532, H.D. 3, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure to require gender equity in high
school athletics.  

     Testimony in support of this measure was submitted by the
Department of Education, the Hawaii State Teachers Association,
the Honolulu City Council, the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission,
the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women, the American
Civil Liberties Union, the Hawaii Women Lawyers, and many
concerned citizens.

     Your Committee finds that gender inequity in high school
sports is not in concert with the nondiscrimanatory values of our
State.  The provisions of this measure will establish a framework
for monitoring compliance with gender equity standards.  The goal
of your Committee is to adopt the same standards as are set forth
in Title IX of the United State Code.

     Your Committee has amended this measure to delete its
contents in their entirety and replace them with the contents of
S.B. No. 826, S.D. 1, its Senate companion measure.  Your
Committee also made additional amendments to this measure, to
conform to Title IX of the United State Code.

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     As amended, this measure:

     (1)  Deletes language that allows grouping of students in
          physical education classes and activities by ability as
          assessed by objective standards;

     (2)  Deletes language requiring public high schools to
          provide equal athletic opportunities in
          interscholastics, intramural, and club athletics;

     (3)  Requires the commission to consider all funds received
          and expended for athletic programs and support for the
          equitable use of funds for support of athletic

     (4)  Provides remedies for persons aggrieved by gender
          equity violations; and

     (5)  Clarifies the applicability of this measure to grades
          nine through twelve only. 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Education and Technology that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 532, H.D. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that
it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B.
No. 532, H.D. 3, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways
and Means.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Education and

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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