STAND. COM. REP. NO.2738
RE: S.B. No. 3060
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. 3060 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO BICYCLE SAFETY EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate $120,000 in fiscal year 2002-2003 to provide bicycle safety education classes to every fourth grade student in Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that bicycle injuries are a recognized injury for children, and proper education would prevent or mitigate those injuries. Your Committee finds that bicycle safety education classes would teach students how to safely handle a bicycle, avoid potential dangers on roadways, and learn self-esteem in the form of independence.
Upon further consideration, your Committee has amended this bill by:
Your Committee believes that schools should be given the flexibility to provide bicycle safety education classes outside of regular school hours, such as after school or on weekends. The intent of your Committee is to allow schools to determine if the course should be taught outside of the regular school schedule.
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. 3060, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3060, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair