STAND. COM. REP. NO. 85

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2011

 

RE: H.B. No. 338

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2011

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 338 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this bill is to implement the constitutional amendment to Article X of the Hawaii State Constitution by providing the framework and nomination process for an appointed Board of Education (Board).

 

The Special Education Advisory Council and several concerned individuals supported this bill. Outrigger Hotels Hawaii supported the intent of this measure. The League of Women Voters of Hawaii and several concerned individuals opposed this bill. The Governor, Office of Information Practices, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and several concerned individuals provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this bill by replacing its contents with provisions that set terms and conditions for a voting public high school student member on an appointed Board.


 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 338, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 338, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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ROY TAKUMI, Chair