STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1371
RE: H.C.R. No. 243
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 243 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SYSTEM TO PROVIDE HIGHER EDUCATION TUITION WAIVERS FOR ALL ENROLLED NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to assist native Hawaiian students to attend college by urging the University of Hawaii (UH) System to grant a waiver of all tuition to each and every native Hawaiian or Hawaiian student enrolled at any of the UH System's ten campuses.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Papa Ola Lokahi, Association of Hawaiian Civic Clubs, Paukukalo Hawaiian Homes Community Association, and a concerned individual supported this measure. A concerned individual opposed this measure. The UH System provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this concurrent resolution by:
(1) Changing its title to read: "URGING THE STATE OF HAWAII TO CREATE AND FUND A STATE GRANT PROGRAM FOR NATIVE HAWAIIAN STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII";
(2) Removing provisions urging the UH System to grant tuition waivers to every enrolled native Hawaiian or Hawaiian student enrolled at any of the ten campuses;
(3) Urging the State to create and fund a state grant program to award aid to all native Hawaiian and Hawaiian students enrolled in the UH System with financial need, as determined by federal financial aid guidelines;
(4) Adding the Governor as a party to whom a certified copy of this measure should be sent; and
(5) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 243, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Higher Education in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 243, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Hawaiian Affairs,
FAYE HANOHANO, Chair