STAND. COM. REP. NO.306-02
RE: H.B. No. 2480
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. 2480 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS FARES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to establish a school bus fare special fund into which school bus fares collected by schools from students, parents, or guardians are to be deposited.
Your Committee finds that an estimated $2,000,000 collected will be used to partially fund the cost of providing contracted school bus service. Your Committee further finds that the creation of a school bus fare special fund will allow statewide bus fare collections to be deposited into a single account and will enable the Department of Education to account for a source of funds that was previously collected by contractors and avoid exceeding the Student Transportation Services Program's general fund appropriation. The Department will benefit from the increased accountability for the funds collected.
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 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
KEN ITO, Chair