STAND. COM. REP. NO.2575
RE: S.B. No. 2741
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. 2741, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish a scholarship for educators program to provide financial support to students who are enrolled in a state-approved public teacher-education program who upon graduation, agree to teach in the Hawaii public school system for not less than four years. A check-off box on the State's income tax return will allow public support for the scholarship program.
Your Committee finds that there is a critical shortage of teachers in the State. This measure will provide an incentive for students to become teachers, and an investment in teachers secured for not less than four years.
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. 2741, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair