STAND. COM. REP. NO.932-02
RE: S.B. No. 2012
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment, to which was referred S.B. No. 2012, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO REHIRING RETIRED TEACHERS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to amend Act 308, Session Laws of Hawaii 2001, to allow the Department of Education (DOE) to rehire teachers after one year of retirement.
The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, DOE, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and the Hawaii Business Roundtable testified in support of this measure.
Your Committees recognize that there is a teacher shortage and that Act 308 provided an incentive for experienced teachers who have retired to return to teaching after two years without penalizing their retirement benefits. However, some suggest that the longer a teacher has been out of the classroom, the less likely they will return.
Your Committees have amended this bill by:
(1) Inserting a sunset date of June 30, 2007; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity and style.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2012, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2012, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Labor and Public Employment,
SCOTT K. SAIKI, Chair
KEN ITO, Chair