STAND. COM. REP. NO.1114-02

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: H.C.R. No. 132

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Legislative Management, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 132 entitled:

"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU TO EXAMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF ADDING SURFING AS A COMPETITIVE INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORT,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this concurrent resolution, as received, is to request the Legislative Reference Bureau to examine the feasibility of adding surfing as a competitive interscholastic sport.

The Principal for Kahuku High and Intermediate School and several students from Kahuku High testified in support of the measure. The Department of Education opposed this measure. The Legislative Reference Bureau submitted comments.

Although your Committee fully supports this concurrent resolution on surfing, your Committee believes that it is necessary to delete the contents of this resolution and replace it with language that deals with charter schools.

As amended, this measure:

(1) Changes the title to read: requesting the auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of Connections, Voyager, Lanikai Elementary, Kanu O Ka Aina, West Hawaii Exploration Academy, and Waters of Life Charter Schools; and

(2) Inserts provisions that requests the Auditor to conduct a financial and management audit of the following six schools: Voyager, Connections, Lanikai Elementary, West Hawaii Exploration Academy, Waters of Life, and Kanu O Ka Aina.

Your Committee believes that it is necessary to conduct a thorough audit of these schools to ensure that they are operating efficiently and within the requirements of the charter school laws.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Legislative Management that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 132, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 132, H.D. 1.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Legislative Management,

 

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NATHAN SUZUKI, Chair