STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1088-10
RE: S.B. No. 2803
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Fifth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2010
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2803, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE REGENTS CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to ensure greater student involvement in the work of Regents Candidate Advisory Council (Council) of the University of Hawaii (UH) by:
(1) Establishing a student advisory group to work with and assist the Council with the recruitment and evaluation of candidates for the student member of the UH Board of Regents (BOR) and make recommendations to the Council based on the qualifications of the candidates applying for the position; and
(2) Shortening the time for which an individual is ineligible for appointment to the Council due to past service on the Executive Council of the UH Student Caucus.
The Associated Students of the UH at Kauai Community College and several concerned individuals testified in support of this bill.
Your Committee has amended this bill by:
(1) Specifying that the student advisory group shall include:
(A) No fewer than three student representatives from the UH Student Caucus; and
(B) No fewer than three student life advisors;
(2) Requiring these student advisory group members to represent, to the maximum extent possible, the interests of the various UH campuses on each island; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2803, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2803, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
JERRY L. CHANG, Chair