STAND. COM. REP. NO.  289-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2306

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2306 entitled:




beg leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to provide the Board of Education (BOE) with more flexibility to establish the salaries of the Superintendent of Education, Deputy Superintendent, assistant superintendents, complex area superintendents, and the State Librarian, by repealing the salary caps on these positions.


     BOE and a concerned individual supported this bill.  A BOE member provided individual comments.


     Your Committees have amended this bill by:


     (1)  Adjusting the caps of the salaries of the Superintendent of Education and State Librarian to no more than 150 percent of the salary of the highest paid principal and librarian, respectively, instead of repealing the cap;


     (2)  Removing provisions that would have repealed the cap on the salaries of the Deputy Superintendent, assistant superintendents, and complex area superintendents;


     (3)  Specifying that the provisions of this measure apply beginning with the 2011-2012 school year; and


     (4)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2306, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2306, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment,