STAND. COM. REP. NO.599-02
RE: H.B. No. 1959
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1959, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to enable the University of Hawaii (UH) to enroll students from ethnic groups that are underrepresented in its student population by:
(1) Repealing the Hawaii Opportunity Program in Education (HOPE) Endowment Special Fund;
(2) Retaining a HOPE program; and
(3) Transferring the remaining balance to the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund.
The University of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of the measure.
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. 1959, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair