HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Jerry L. Chang, Chair

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg

Rep. Maile S.L. Shimabukuro

Rep. Joe Bertram, III

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2068, SD2

(SSCR2625)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY EDUCATION.

Removes the provisions requiring the department of education to establish and maintain a public school junior kindergarten program.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2115, SD1

(SSCR2617)

Status

RELATING TO PREAUDITS FOR PROPOSED PAYMENTS.

Clarifies that the department of education is required to preaudit proposed payments of $10,000 or more. Allows the University of Hawaii and the department of education to preaudit sample populations for proposed payments of less than $10,000 to determine the propriety of expenditures and compliance with applicable laws, executive orders, and rules, as their respective chief financial officers determine to be appropriate. Extends the date until which the University of Hawaii and the department of education shall have autonomous authority over their accounting systems and other purchasing responsibilities and duties.

 

EDN/HED, FIN

SB 2117, SD1

(SSCR2409)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Repeals the school-level minor repair and maintenance account. Requires the DOE to annually report to the director of finance and the legislature the total amount of funds in the school-level minor repair and maintenance special fund that will carry over to the following fiscal year. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2172, SD2

(SSCR2588)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KAIMUKI CHRISTIAN SCHOOL.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Kaimuki Christian School. Effective 07/01/50.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2256, SD1

(SSCR2569)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Authorizes the DOE to adopt rules governing traffic and parking conditions on roadways and areas under the jurisdiction of the DOE, including rules for the assessment of parking fees. Provides that parking fees collected shall be deposited into the same fund into which fees and charges collected for the use of school facilities are deposited; provided that parking fees collected by a school shall be deposited to the credit of that school's nonappropriated local school fund account. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2257, SD2

(SSCR2580)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRONIC WARRANT VOUCHERS.

Allows the department of education, department of accounting and general services, and the University of Hawaii to accept electronically mailed warrant vouchers for bills of materials, supplies, and incidentals as original documentation, the receipt of which authorizes payment to be made to each individual to whom the State is indebted. Effective 1/1/2099.

 

EDN/HED, FIN

SB 2349, SD2

(SSCR2602)

Status

RELATING TO EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

Allows home-schooled students to participate on an equal basis in extracurricular activities offered at the public school they would otherwise be required to attend if they meet certain requirements. Requires DOE to consult with the Athletic Directors and Coaches Association of Hawaii during its rulemaking process. Takes effect 07/01/2050.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2567, SD1

(SSCR2573)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the DOE to approve one set of teaching materials, that are consistent with Race to the Top fund selection criteria, to be used by all public schools, except upon approval of a waiver; require standards-based curriculum to include the set of teaching materials; collaborate with certain organizations to select and approve the set of teaching materials; and report findings to the legislature. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2709, SD1

(SSCR2533)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRODUCTS.

Adds the design for the environment program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the EcoLogo program administered by TerraChoice Environmental Marketing Inc. as additional programs whose approved cleaning and maintenance products will be given first preference by the DOE in the purchase and use of cleaning and maintenance products in public schools. (SD1)

 

EDN, EEP, FIN

SB 2828, SD1

(SSCR2458)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Clarifies the law for determining school impact fees for financing new or expanding existing department of education schools or facilities. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN, WLO, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Chair

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair