STAND. COM. REP. NO.  580-10


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2010


RE:   H.B. No. 2486

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2010

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2486, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to ensure that students have a sufficient amount of classroom time by establishing a minimum number of instructional hours per school year for each grade level.


     The Department of Education; Hawaii Government Employees' Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; and Hawaii Association of Independent Schools testified in support of this bill.  A concerned individual opposed this measure.  The Office of Collective Bargaining, Charter School Administrative Office, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Technology Academy, Special Education Advisory Council, and several concerned individuals provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and


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



     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2486, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2486, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,