STAND. COM. REP. NO.2242
RE: S.B. No. 2991
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2991 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to authorize and fund the development of high school career and technical education programs within the Department of Education.
Your Committee received testimony in support of the measure from the Department of Education and Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Your Committee finds that, in order to meet the demands of the 21st century, members of a learning community must be technologically literate by becoming interactive users and shapers of current and emerging technologies. Consequently, the use of technology should enhance instruction of students and working conditions of educational employees.
Your Committee has amended the measure by reducing the appropriation to zero for further consideration by the Committee on Ways and Means.
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. 2991, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2991, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
NORMAN SAKAMOTO, Chair