HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 27, 2012

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 5

 

HB 2513, HD1

(HSCR308-12)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Repeals certain operational requirements for student health programs established for a 1970 pilot project. (HB2513 HD1)

 

EDN/LAB, FIN

HB 2106

(HSCR182-12)

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT ACTIVITY FUNDS.

Allows public schools to claim student activity funds left in the school by a graduating class immediately after the graduation of the class, rather than five years after the class graduates or upon donation by the graduating class as provided under current law.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2046

(HSCR187-12)

Status

RELATING TO ADULT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION.

Clarifies that funding for the adult and community education program shall be from appropriations by the legislature, supplemented by student fees. Establishes the adult and community education program special fund.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2519, HD1

(HSCR309-12)

Status

RELATED TO EARLY LEARNING.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education to support early childhood education. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB2519 HD1)

 

 

EDN/HUS, FIN

HB 1683

(HSCR303-12)

Status

RELATING TO JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN.

Eliminates junior kindergarten beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2007, HD1

(HSCR299-12)

Status

RELATING TO INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

Requires the Department of Education to devise four bell schedules each for elementary, middle, and high schools, except for charter schools and public multi-track schools. Repeals the general requirement that all public schools except charter schools and multi-track public schools include one thousand eighty student instructional hours for the 2016-2018 school years. (HB2007 HD1)

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2527, HD1

(HSCR370-12)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a performance management system that includes an evaluation component for teachers and educational officers. Requires that teachers entering the service of the Department of Education for the first time serve a minimum probationary period of three years. (HB2527 HD1)

 

EDN/LAB, 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: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair