STAND. COM. REP. NO.1274-02
RE: H.R. No. 69
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 69 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE SPECIAL ASSISTANT ON CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR TO CONVENE AND CO-CHAIR THE HAWAII AFTER-SCHOOL INITIATIVE,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this resolution is to request the Governor's Special Assistant on Children and Families (Special Assistant) to convene the Hawaii After-school Initiative (Initiative) to develop a plan to ensure quality after-school programs for every school-age child in the State.
The Department of Human Services and the Special Assistant supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committees find that there appear to be many after-school services for children, but that there is a lack of coordination and funding for the services. It is your Committee's intent to ensure that resources are being maximized and that all children are served properly.
Your Committees have amended this resolution by:
(1) Stating that 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Learning Centers) have been established to provide expanded learning opportunities for children;
(2) Requesting the Learning Centers to assist the Department of Education in converting existing A-Plus programs into Learning Centers;
(3) Including the Learning Centers and businesses to participate in the Initiative; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 69, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 69, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services and Housing and Education,
KEN ITO, Chair
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair