STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1236-12


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2012


RE:   S.B. No. 2534

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Sixth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2012

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure that students in Hawaii have adequate facilities in which to learn by establishing the School Facilities Special Fund to accept revenue generated from the non-permanent disposition of public school lands and facilities to fund the new construction and upgrade of twenty-first century school facilities and the retrofit and upgrade of existing school facilities.


     The Department of Education, Public Land Development Corporation, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, General Contractors Association of Hawaii, Hawaii Carpenters Union, Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund, Building Industry Association-Hawaii, The Pacific Resource Partnership, and Hawaii Institute for Public Affairs supported this measure.  The Department of Budget and Finance and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Requiring the Public Land Development Corporation to provide a report prior to the 2013 Legislature on the progress of the Fund, including potential sites being considered for non-permanent disposition and the process the Corporation is employing to select where the construction of new facilities and retrofitting of existing facilities for the twenty-first century will be done; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for consistency.


     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 S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 2, H.D. 1.



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