STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1922

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.R. No. 196
                                     




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

Sir:

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.R. No.
196 entitled: 

     "HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A TASK
     FORCE TO DEVELOP A STATEWIDE PROGRAM FOR HAWAII'S SCHOOLS
     THAT FOCUSES ON STRONG ACADEMIC STANDARDS, ASSESSMENT
     TESTING, AND ACCOUNTABILITY,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this resolution is to request the Governor to
establish a task force to develop a statewide program for
Hawaii's schools that focuses on strong academic standards,
assessment testing, and accountability.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 196,
and recommends its adoption.

                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Finance,



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                                   DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair