STAND. COM. REP. NO. 314-10

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2010

 

RE: H.B. No. 2486

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2486 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this bill is to increase the amount of quality time students spend in the classroom, especially in light of the State's furlough situation, by establishing a minimum number of instructional hours per school year for each grade level.

 

The Hawaii Association of Independent Schools, Hookakoo Corporation, and a concerned individual testified in support of this bill. The Hawaii Technology Academy supported the intent of this measure. The Department of Education opposed this bill. The Department of the Attorney General, Office of Collective Bargaining, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and a concerned individual offered comments.

 

Your Committees have amended this bill by requiring its provisions to take effect beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, rather than the 2010-2011 school year.

 

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. 2486, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2486, 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,

 

 

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KARL RHOADS, Chair

 

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ROY TAKUMI, Chair