HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

 

 

HCR 62 / HR 43

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO CONDUCT RESEARCH ON THE CORRELATION BETWEEN CHILDREN WHO ARE LATE-BORN AND THE HIGH SCHOOL DROP OUT RATE.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 137

Status

REQUESTING HOOKAKOO CORPORATION TO CONVENE A WORKING GROUP TO DETERMINE STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT IN CONVERSION CHARTER SCHOOLS.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 74

Status

REQUESTING THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO WORK COOPERATIVELY WITH THE HAWAII STATE PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM TO TRANSFER THE PAHALA PUBLIC AND SCHOOL LIBRARY TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO BE OPERATED AS A SCHOOL LIBRARY FOR KAU HIGH SCHOOL AND TO ALLOW CONTINUED PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY.

 

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2994, SD2

(SSCR2762)

Status

RELATING TO STATE LIBRARIES.

Clarifies that the board of education may enter into an agreement with any tax-exempt nonprofit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code to obtain the use of the books and property and income of that nonprofit. Authorizes the deposit of moneys collected pursuant to section 312-3.8, HRS, into the libraries special fund. Amends section 312-3.8, HRS, to: (1) authorize the head librarian of each library branch, with the approval of the state librarian, and in consultation with the board of education, to issue licenses, revocable permits, concessions, or rights of entry for the use of public library facilities and grounds; (2) remove references to the Hawaii state library foundation and friends of the library of Hawaii; (3) require the board of education to determine the amount of net income or proceeds received for the operation of any concession, vending machine, or other for-profit business enterprise within or on state library facilities that shall be deposited into the libraries special fund; (4) clarify that nothing in section 312-3.8, HRS, shall be construed to require a library to issue a license, permit, concession, or right of entry in order for any entity to establish a tax-exempt nonprofit corporation recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code whose primary purpose is to support and benefit that library or to donate funds exclusively to that library; (5) clarify that any book sale held within, or on the grounds of, any state library facility is not a concession; and (6) require the board of education to adopt administrative rules. Repeals the Hawaii state library foundation trust fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 2115, SD2

(SSCR2750)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Establishes a new chapter governing charter schools based on the recommendations of the charter school governance, accountability, and authority task force established by Act 130, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011. Repeals chapter 302B, HRS. Maintains the charter school administrative office until July 1, 2013. Transfers all funds in the charter schools account established pursuant to section 302B-12(i), HRS, to the general fund. Makes housekeeping amendments. (SD2)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

SB 2116, SD2

(SSCR2699)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires the board of education to contract for an implementation and transition coordinator to assist with the implementation of S.B. No. 2115 (2012). Makes an appropriation. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2534, SD2

(HSCR998-12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Establishes the school facilities special fund. Requires that income generated by the public land development corporation from public school lands and facilities be deposited into the school facilities special fund for the purposes of new construction, upgrades, and retrofit and upgrade of public school facilities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

WLO, EDN, FIN

SB 2528, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1079-12)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Places the Hawaii 3Ts school technology laboratories fund under the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Repeals section 302A-1314, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires the University of Hawaii to extend the current land lease with the high technology development corporation for no less than twenty-five years from the date of expiration of the existing lease. Effective July 1, 2112. (SB2528 HD1)

 

ERB, EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair