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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

February 1, 2008

TIME:

2:15 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2561

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii charter school facilities fund for funding the repair, maintenance, and other facilities needs of charter schools. Establishes a tax credit for certain individuals who make contributions to charter school repairs, maintenance, or development. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii charter school facilities fund.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2794

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to authorize the State to issue special purpose revenue bonds to assist nonprofit corporations supporting one or more charter schools, community development financial institutions benefiting one or more public charter schools, and charter schools.

 

EDN, JUD, FIN

HB 3220

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows board of education to remove members of charter school review panel. Makes panel subject to "Sunshine" (open meetings) law.

 

EDN, JUD

HB 2971

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Directs department of education to implement recommendations of the online learning task force.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2972

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates the facilities alignment commission to revitalize school facilities by developing and submitting recommendations for areas for new school construction, schools for expansion, and schools for consolidation or closure. Allows the legislature to disapprove these recommendations only in their entirety. If no legislative disapproval occurs, requires the Board of Education to comply with these recommendations.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2993

RELATING TO SCHOOL NUTRITION.

Establishes nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in public schools. Requires DOE to develop nutrition education training requirements for food service managers in the public schools. Requires DOE to encourage schools to provide culturally-appropriate and standards-based nutrition education and farm-to-table nutrition education.

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

HB 3219

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Increases the compensation rate per day from $100 to $200 for board of education members. Establishes a protocol allowance. Allows board members to receive personal expenses at rates specified by the board while attending board meetings or while on official business as authorized by the board.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 3221

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii teacher standards board to coordinate an effort that creates a data interface network to promote the free interchange of information among public and private Hawaii teacher education institutions and the department of education. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

 

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PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 324 in the State Capitol; or

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

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair