HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg , Ph.D., Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Alex M. Sonson, Chair

Rep. Bob Nakasone, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

March 14, 2008

TIME:

2:00 pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2080, SD2

(SSCR2736)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER LICENSURE.

Requires the Hawaii teacher standards board to revoke a teacher's license when the teacher has been convicted of certain sexual offenses against a minor. Eff. 7/1/2050 (SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, JUD

SB 2163, SD1

(SSCR2661)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Limits the duration of employment of an emergency unlicensed hire of the department of education to three years; allows unlicensed individuals who have been hired on an emergency basis and are teaching only non‑core subject areas prior to the approval of this Act to attain licensure no later than four years from the date of their employment. (SD1)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2663, SD2

(SSCR2600)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

Changes the composition of the Hawaii teacher standards board to include 8 licensed teachers regularly engaged in teaching members. Defines the term "teachers regularly engaged in teaching"; and clarifies nominating procedures for board members. Appropriates funds for data/information management efforts of the board. Requires the Hawaii teacher standards board to include in its annual report to the governor and the legislature information on income and expenditures and supporting data. (SB2663 SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 3252, SD2

(SSCR2853)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHERS.

Addresses the teacher shortage problem in the State through various initiatives. Appropriates funds to address the problem. (SB3252 SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2652, SD2

(SSCR2588)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides for periodic wage adjustments for substitute teachers that are comparable to the wage adjustments negotiated for teachers in bargaining unit 5 and appropriates funds therefor. (SB2652 SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

HCR 32 / HR 32

Status

ENCOURAGING DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SCHOOLS TO UTILIZE THE SERVICES OF VOLUNTEER HAWAII TO INCREASE COMMUNITY AWARENESS, SUPPORT, AND INVOLVEMENT.

 

 

EDN

HCR 86 / HR 70

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REPLACE ALL INCANDESCENT BULBS WITH COMPACT FLUORESCENT LIGHTING.

 

 

EDN, EEP

HCR 123

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE APPROPRIATE ACCOUNTABILITY STRUCTURE FOR THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 141

Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO FORM A TASK FORCE TO EVALUATE ESTABLISHING COMPREHENSIVE RECYCLING PROGRAMS IN SCHOOLS.

 

 

EDN, EEP

SCR 57

(SSCR2896)

Status

REQUESTING THAT PAHOA HIGH AND INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DEDICATE ITS GYMNASIUM IN HONOR OF FORMER REPRESENTATIVE HELENE H. HALE, BY CHANGING THE NAME OF THE GYMNASIUM TO "HELENE H. HALE GYMNASIUM."

 

 

EDN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6511(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EDNtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6170 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Chair

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair