STAND. COM. REP. NO.2894
RE: H.B. No. 2480
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2480, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS FARES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a school bus fare special fund for the deposit of school bus fares collected by schools from students, parents, and guardians. Annual collections are to be used to fund the cost of providing contracted school bus services.
Your Committee received oral testimony in favor of this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that contracted school bus drivers will no longer collect bus fares. Rather, schools will collect bus fares and will need to deposit them into a special fund made available to disburse to contractors as part of their compensation for services provided.
Your Committee has amended this measure by generally citing school bus services provided under chapter 27, Hawaii Administrative Rules, rather than "home to school" services. Similarly, expenditures are to be made for bus services as provided under chapter 27, Hawaii Administrative Rules, to limit the types of services that will be funded. Your Committee has made nonsubstantive, technical changes as well.
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. 2480, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2480, H.D. 1, 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,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair