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. Tom Okamura

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

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 06, 2012

TIME:

2:05 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

 

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda: HB2273 and HB2007

 

 

HB 2127

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR HAWAII PREPARATORY ACADEMY.

Extends the lapse date, from 6/30/12 to 6/30/17, of the special purpose revenue bonds that were authorized to assist Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Act 116, SLH 2007.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2816

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS FOR LE JARDIN ACADEMY.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for Le Jardin Academy for the construction, improvement, and equipping of its educational facilities.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2416

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a School Attendance Working Group within the Department of Education to address issues surrounding high absentee rates in K-12 schools. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1986

(HSCR7-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Requires the DOE to develop reading, math, and science assessment tests in the Hawaiian language for grades 3 and 4 students in the Hawaiian language immersion program.

 

HAW, EDN, FIN

HB 2273

(HSCR51-12)

Status

RELATING TO CONCUSSIONS.

Requires the DOE and the Hawaii High School Athletic Association to develop a concussion awareness program to provide guidelines for public and private schools.

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 2007

Status

RELATING TO INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

Requires the Department of Education to devise four bell schedules for each grade level to standardize instructional periods across all schools, with the exception of charter schools and multi-track public schools. Requires each school to choose one of the available bell schedules for each grade level.

 

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.

 

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

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Rep. Roy Takumi

Chair