Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  H.B. No. 87
                                        H.D. 1
                                        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. 87, H.D. 1, entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to establish a community
based pilot project that enables students to have an opportunity
to participate in the formulation of activities and programs.

     Testimony in support of this measure was received from the
Department of Education, a District Supervisor for the Department
of Parks and Recreation, Hamakua District Development Council,
Rural South Hilo Community Association, North Hilo Community
Council, and twenty-seven individuals, including students and
teachers in Hawaii public schools.

     Your Committee finds that youth can play meaningful roles in
the development of programs that prevent concerns such as drug
abuse, gang activity, and teen pregnancy.  Including youth in the
planning and decision making stages of programs and activities
that directly affect them, enhances their success and effect.

     Your Committee finds that youth in Hawaii have become
involved in identifying and executing pro-active measures that
will build and strengthen esteem and respect.  By identifying and
initiating youth programs and working with various departments
and agencies, our youngsters will continue to develop and

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reinforce their sense of ownership, responsibility, and

     Your Committee finds that this measure exemplifies the model
of partnering while maximizing available resources.  Such
collaboration and coordination will certainly result in
beneficial outcomes for the children of this State.

     Your Committee has amended this measure to change the
appropriation amount to $1 for purposes of further discussion.

     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. 87, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it
pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 87,
H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and

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

                                   DAVID Y. IGE, Chair

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