CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REP. NO. 66-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                 , 2014

 

RE:    S.B. No. 2288

       S.D. 2

       H.D. 1

       C.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Madam and Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Conference on the disagreeing vote of the Senate to the amendments proposed by the House of Representatives in S.B. No. 2288, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

having met, and after full and free discussion, has agreed to recommend and does recommend to the respective Houses the final passage of this bill in an amended form.

 

     The purpose of this measure is to amend or repeal various sections of chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), that:

 

     (1)  Have already been accomplished and are no longer necessary to be codified in statute;

 

     (2)  Impede rather than assist the Department of Education in meeting its core mission;

 

     (3)  Fall under the purview of the Board of Education, such as policy and programmatic decisions;

 

     (4)  Are already covered by federal law and do not require codification in state statute; or

 

     (5)  Are covered by another section of the HRS, Hawaii Administrative Rules, or Board of Education policy.

 

Your Committee on Conference finds that in 2012, the Legislature passed Act 133, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012 (Act 133), which sought to clarify or resolve conflicting or inconsistent language in different sections of law and to amend or repeal various sections of chapter 302A, HRS.  This measure continues to amend or repeal various sections of chapter 302A, HRS, for housekeeping or other purposes.

 

Your Committee on Conference has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Removing language that would have defined "license" in section 302A-101, HRS;

 

     (2)  Removing amendments relating to the terms of the members of the Board of Education;

 

     (3)  Removing amendments relating to an employer or prospective employer's authority to refuse to issue and to revoke a teaching or other educational certificate;

 

     (4)  Removing amendments relating to the Hawaii 3R's school repair and maintenance fund;

 

     (5)  Making this measure effective upon its approval; and

 

     (6)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the managers of your Committee on Conference that is attached to this report, your Committee on Conference is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2288, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Final Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2288, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, C.D. 1.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the managers:

 

ON THE PART OF THE HOUSE

 

ON THE PART OF THE SENATE

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Co-Chair

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Co-Chair

 

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MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Co-Chair