HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Della Au Belatti, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. John M. Mizuno

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 14, 2011

TIME:

2:05 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1380, HD1

(HSCR135)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII-GROWN PRODUCE.

Establishes the farm-to-school program in the department of education to increase the procurement of locally-grown fruits and vegetables. Establishes the Hawaii-grown fresh fruit and vegetable program to increase school children's access to Hawaii produce. Establishes the farmers to food banks pilot program. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB1380 HD1)

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 691, HD1

(HSCR72)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH SUICIDE PREVENTION.

Provides funding for suicide prevention services within the Department of Education. Effective July 1, 2020. (HB691 HD1)

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 531

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires school complexes to develop and implement college entrance examination prep courses for public high school students. Requires students to complete prep course in order to graduate.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 344, HD1

(HSCR160)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates the Facilities Alignment Commission to establish criteria for the selection of public schools to be constructed, expanded, consolidated, or closed, and recommend a list of areas for new school construction, and of schools for expansion, consolidation, or closure.  Requires the Board of Education to comply with these recommendations if the Legislature does not disapprove of them in their entirety. (HB344 HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HR 29 / HCR 34

Status / Status

REQUESTING A FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

 

EDN, LMG, FIN

 

 

 

The following measure was previously heard on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 and is for DECISION MAKING ONLY.

No public testimony will be accepted.

 

 

HB 1562

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.

Changes terminology from "exceptional child" to "student with a disability" and clarifies criteria for designation; clarifies definition of services auxiliary to education required to be provided to students with a disability; clarifies eligibility standards for preschool students with a disability; clarifies charter school duties toward children with a disability; establishes certification criteria for persons who provide interpreting services for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and certain students with a disability.

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 331 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-9431 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to EDNtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6326 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair