STAND. COM. REP. NO. 896-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2014


RE: H.B. No. 2276

H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2276 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to establish a statewide Early Childhood Education Program to be administered by the Executive Office on Early Learning and implemented upon the ratification of S.B. No. 1084, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1 (2013).


The Executive Office on Early Learning; Department of Education; Department of Public Safety; Department of Human Services; University of Hawaii; University of Hawaii at Manoa College of Education; Hawaii Community Foundation; Hui for Excellence in Education; Good Beginnings Alliance; Early Learning Advisory Board; Hawaii Association of Independent Schools; Kamehameha Schools; Hawaii P-20; KCAA Preschools of Hawaii; PHOCUSED; The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii; Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children; The Pacific Resource Partnership; Aloha United Way; Hawaii Business Roundtable; Aha Pūnana Leo; Partners In Development Foundation; and numerous individuals supported this measure. The Hawaii State Teachers Association and numerous individuals opposed this measure.

Your Committee has amended this bill by:


(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion; and


(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2276, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2276, H.D. 1.


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