HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2002

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Ken Ito, Chair

Rep. K. Mark Takai, Vice Chair

Rep. Felipe P. Abinsay

Rep. Roy Takumi

Rep. Dennis A. Arakaki

Rep. Kika Bukoski

Rep. Nestor Garcia

Rep. Chris Halford

Rep. Helene Hale

Rep. Robert McDermott

Rep. Michael Kahikina

Rep. Guy Ontai

Rep. Brian Schatz

Rep. William Stonebraker

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2002

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 329

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

HB 1730

(HSCR11-02)

RELATING TO DRIVERS EDUCATION FUND UNDERWRITERS FEE.

Increases the drivers education underwriters fee from $2 to $3.50 to provide an additional $1 to the department of commerce and consumer affairs for the benefit of the department of education and 50 cents to the department of transportation to operate and administer a mandatory driver education program for persons under the age of 18.

TRN, EDN, FIN

HB 2849

RELATING TO CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

Authorizes the establishment of high school career and technical education programs within the DOE. Appropriates funds.

EDN, FIN

HB 2480

RELATING TO SCHOOL BUS FARES.

Establishes a school bus fare special fund for the deposit of school bus fares collected by schools from students and/or parents and guardians. Annual collections [est. $2 million] are to be used to partially fund the cost of providing contracted school bus services.

EDN, FIN

HB 2482

RELATING TO NEW CENTURY CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Specifies that the Auditor shall consider allocations made by the DOE to schools in the current fiscal year in determining the amounts to be allocated to charter schools in the same fiscal year. Authorizes the BOE to revoke charters if schools are found to be in violation of applicable laws, after the submission of a compliance plan and the expiration of a period to achieve compliance as determined by the BOE.

EDN, FIN

HB 2483

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a state income tax checkoff block on the State's tax return form to allow public support for educator scholarships.

EDN, FIN

FOR THE PURPOSES OF RECEIVING PUBLIC TESTIMONY AND DISCUSSION, THE EDN COMMITTEE IS CONDUCTING A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE FOLLOWING TWO (2) BILLS (WHICH REFLECT THE DELETION OF CURRENT CONTENT AND INSERTION OF NEW LANGUAGE) IN PROPOSED AMENDED FORM.

HB 2353

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Proposed H.D. 1: Requires the Department of Education to conduct annual student testing.

Copies of the bill in the proposed amended form will be available for public inspection in Room 420, State Capitol.

EDN, FIN

RECONSIDERATION OF PRIOR DECISION MAKING

THE FOLLOWING BILL WILL BE RECONSIDERED:

HB 1877

RELATING TO TEACHER EDUCATION.

Authorizes the department of education to fully reimburse the tuition of college of education graduates who teach in the public schools for at least 6 years.

This measure was heard on Saturday, February 2, 2002.

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

PERSONS WISHING TO TESTIFY ARE REQUESTED TO SUBMIT 40 COPIES OF THEIR TESTIMONY AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING TO: (1) THE COMMITTEE'S VICE CHAIR IN ROOM 403, STATE CAPITOL, OR (2) THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS PERSONNEL IN THE TURNAROUND AREA OF THE CAPITOL BASEMENT PARKING LOT. TESTIMONY MAY BE FAXED TO THE HOUSE SGT.-AT-ARMS OFFICE AT: 586-6501 (OAHU) OR 1-800-535-3859 (NEIGHBOR ISLANDS). WHEN FAXING, PLEASE INDICATE TO WHOM THE TESTIMONY IS BEING SUBMITTED, THE DATE AND TIME OF THE HEARING, AND THE REQUIRED NO. OF COPIES THAT ARE NEEDED FOR SUBMITTAL.

IT IS ALSO REQUESTED THAT THE COPIES BE ON ONE SIDE OF AN 8-1/2" X 11" SHEET WITH TWO HOLES PUNCHED AT THE TOP. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE EDN COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6317.

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ASSISTANCE OR AUXILIARY AIDS AND/OR SERVICES TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PUBLIC HEARING PROCESS OF THE STATE HOUSE (I.E., SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER, WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY, OR PARKING DESIGNATED FOR THE DISABLED), PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE HEARING SO ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.

 

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Rep. Ken Ito

Chair