STAND. COM. REP. NO.  996-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   S.B. No. 2288

      S.D. 2

      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 Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2288, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to amend or repeal various sections of Chapter 302A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, governing the Department of Education that are obsolete; unhelpful to the Department in achieving its core mission; or duplicative of other state or federal statutes, rules, or policies.


     The Department of Education supported the bill with amendments.  The Department of Budget and Finance submitted comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


     (1)  Changing the definition of "charter school" to be consistent with other statutory provisions; and


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


     Your Committee notes that testimony on this bill pointed out that part of the administrative cost of operating a special fund is borne by the general fund and that the Department of Budget and Finance does not generally support the selective exemption of individual special funds from contributing to central services expenses.


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


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