STAND. COM. REP. NO.2701
RE: S.B. No. 2069
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2069, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HAWAII EDUCATIONAL POLICY CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $75,000 to the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii for fiscal year 2002-2003 for the Hawaii educational policy center to prepare and distribute original research, reports, and summaries of existing research to help inform education policy in Hawaii.
In addition, this measure requires the director of the Hawaii educational policy center to provide a report to the Legislature on the center's research activities and funding acquired from other sources prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2004.
Your Committee finds that the Legislature needs timely, concise, relevant, and objective policy briefs, reports, articles, studies, forums, and workshops that reflect the needs and requests of lawmakers. The conduct and interpretation of education research has become increasingly complex and is subject to the biases of researchers, funding agencies, and research institutions. Your Committee also finds that the Legislature needs a trusted partner who can help lawmakers understand, nurture, improve, and enact the best and most appropriate laws for life-long learners in Hawaii.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the sum appropriated for the Hawaii educational policy center to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2069, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2069, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair