Report Title:

Drivers Education, Line Item in Budget; Instructor Positions

Description:

Requires the legislature to include the drivers education program of the DOE as a separate line item in its General and Supplemental Appropriations Acts for executive branch agencies. Appropriates funds to provide each high school with 1.00 FTE drivers education instructor position for every 750 students.

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1543

TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2003

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to drivers education.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 37, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"37-     Drivers education program; line item. (a) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, after fiscal year 2003-2004, the legislature shall include the drivers education program of the department of education as a separate line item in its General Appropriations Acts and Supplemental Appropriations Acts for executive branch agencies of the State.

(b) In the event of a conflict between this section and any other law, this section shall control."

SECTION 2. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $        , or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2003-2004, and the same sum, or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2004-2005, to provide each high school with one full-time equivalent (1.00 FTE) drivers education instructor position for every seven hundred fifty students; provided that high schools with less than seven hundred fifty students shall be provided a one-half full-time equivalent (0.50 FTE) drivers education instructor position. The sums appropriated shall be in addition to moneys distributed to the department of education by the state insurance commissioner pursuant to section 431:10C-115(c)(2)(A), Hawaii Revised Statutes, and shall be expended by the department of education for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2003.

INTRODUCED BY:

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