STAND. COM. REP. NO.1024-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 128
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 128 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF PERMITTING CERTAIN IMMIGRANT STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET ATTAINED LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT THE RESIDENT TUITION RATE,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the University of Hawaii (UH) to study the feasibility of permitting certain immigrant students to pay resident tuition rates.
UH and an individual submitted testimony in support of this concurrent resolution.
Your Committee finds that many residents of immigrant status have been raised in Hawaii and graduated from Hawaii's high schools but have not been able to solidify their status as citizens of the United States. These immigrant students have the potential to be future leaders and productive members of our State and a study should be conducted as to the feasibility of allowing them to pay resident tuition rates.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 128 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair