STAND. COM. REP. NO.2373

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2002

RE: S.B. No. 2738

 

 

Honorable Robert Bunda

President of the Senate

Twenty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2002

State of Hawaii

Sir:

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2738 entitled:

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS FARES,"

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to establish a School Bus Fare Special Fund into which school bus fares collected by schools from students, parents, and guardians will be deposited.

Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of Education.

Your Committee finds that the establishment of a School Bus Fare Special Fund will allow statewide bus fare collections to be deposited into a single account and utilized to pay for contracted school bus services. Such a special fund will increase the departmentís accountability for a source of funds previously collected and reported by the contractors. Furthermore, the special fund will help the school bus program avoid exceeding its general fund appropriation.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2738 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

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NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair