HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Joe Bertram, III, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. K. Mark Takai

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Rep. Josh Green, M.D., Chair

Rep. John Mizuno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Maile S. L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Rida T.R. Cabanilla

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2164

RELATING TO THE CANCER RESEARCH SPECIAL FUND.

Increases the sources of revenue available to support the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Allows moneys in cancer research special fund to be used for capital expenditures.

 

HED/HLT, FIN

HB 2165

RELATING TO NURSING.

Allows a master's degree candidate in a nursing program who has completed the pre-licensure component of the program to apply for a license by examination to practice as a registered nurse.

 

HED/HLT, CPC

HB 2706

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM.

Establishes a student loan forgiveness program to provide health care to underserved areas of the State.

 

HED/HLT, FIN

HB 3436

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the University of Hawaii for capital renewal, deferred maintenance, repair, renovation, improvement, and replacement projects at the University of Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2521

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires 1% of general revenues to be annually deposited into a special account for the repair and maintenance of University of Hawaii facilities.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2978

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the funding formula task force to develop an equitable, consistent, and responsive funding formula for the distribution of fiscal resources throughout the UH system, with the assistance of an independent consultant. Makes a one-time appropriation of funds to supplement the base operational budgets of UH campuses that have demonstrated a significant increase in enrollment.

 

HED, FIN

HB 2043, HD1

(HSCR9-08)

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD ALLOWANCE FOR FORMER FOSTER YOUTH.

Increases the time limit for application for a higher education board allowance. Provides former foster youth who are between the ages of 22 and 26 years of age on July 1, 2008, and who are already attending a higher education institution, the opportunity to apply for a higher education board allowance within a year. Increases the maximum age for the benefit with a maximum benefit length of 60 months. (HB2043 HD1)

 

HSH, HED, FIN

 

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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 311 in the State Capitol; or

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8529 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands).

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

 

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Rep. Joshua B. Green, M.D.

Chair

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair