STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2637
RE: S.B. No. 2534
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2012
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a school facilities special fund, into which shall be deposited income generated by the Public Land Development Corporation from public school lands and facilities, to be used for:
(1) The new construction and upgrade of twenty-first century school facilities; and
(2) The retrofit and upgrade of existing school facilities to meet twenty-first century school standards.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that the design and condition of school facilities have a significant impact on learning, quality of teaching, and community support. This measure provides the economic means for schools to be constructed or upgraded in an educationally appropriate, community focused, energy efficient, sustainable, and environmentally friendly manner.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making a technical nonsubstantive amendment for purposes of clarity.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2534, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DAVID Y. IGE, Chair