STAND. COM. REP. NO.167-02
RE: H.B. No. 2090
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2090 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PRINCIPALS AND VICE-PRINCIPALS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to:
(1) Require all newly-hired Department of Education (DOE) principals and vice principals to be 12-month employees; and
(2) Allow all DOE principals and vice-principals employed on September 1, 2001, to make an election to convert from a nine-month position to a 12-month position.
DOE submitted testimony in support of the intent of this bill. Hawaii Government Employees Association submitted testimony in opposition to this bill.
Your Committee finds that although DOE principals and vice-principals routinely work twelve months per year to fulfill their duties, they are only paid for ten months of work per year. This bill will ensure that these principals are paid equitably for the work they perform.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this bill by deleting its substance and inserting provisions:
(1) Specifying that all educational officers shall be paid based on a twelve-month work year;
(2) Appropriating a blank amount to facilitate further discussion; and
(3) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2002.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2090, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2090, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Labor and Public Employment.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
KEN ITO, Chair