HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. K. Mark Takai

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Richard Lee Fale

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 03, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HEARING

 

HB 1971, HD1

(HSCR33-14)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Allows administrative, support, and instructional employees in charter schools to fully participate in the State's systems for certain employee benefits and additional supports and incentives offered by the Department of Education. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014. (HB1971 HD1)

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 2438

Status

RELATING TO FACILITIES FUNDING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Appropriates funds for the state public charter school commission to allocate to charter schools for facilities projects based, in part, on the need and performance of the charter schools. Requires annual reporting the legislature.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2576

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a special fund for the development of charter school facilities. Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who make contributions to the development of charter school facilities. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii charter school facility development special fund.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2595

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL OFFENSES AGAINST MINORS.

Prohibits a sex offender convicted of a sexual offense against a minor from being present at a school or loitering within an unspecified number of feet of any school building or real property comprising a school. Provides certain exceptions.

 

EDN, JUD

HB 1551

(HSCR4-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the instructional office of Hawaiian studies for the purpose of providing instruction to public school students on Hawaiian history, culture, arts, and language. Makes an appropriation for the instructional office of Hawaiian studies.

 

OMH, EDN, FIN

HB 2473

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes an Education Innovation Grant Program to provide teachers with resources to implement innovation initiatives aimed at increasing student academic achievement.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2597

Status

RELATING TO TEACHERS.

Authorizes under the Teacher National Board Certification Incentive Program an additional $5,000 per year bonus for teachers who maintain current national board certification and teach at a school in a priority or Superintendent's zone.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 2596

Status

RELATING TO AIR CONDITIONING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Appropriates $25,000,000 to the Department of Education for the design and construction of electrical upgrades and installation of air conditioning units in public school classrooms, beginning with those priority schools identified by the Department. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1675

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires all public secondary schools to implement a school year that includes nine hundred ninety student instructional hours beginning with the 2014-2015 school year. Repeals the requirement that by the 2016-2018 school years, all public schools implement a school year of one hundred eighty days and one thousand eighty student instructional hours for both elementary and secondary school grades. Clarifies that the definition of "student instructional hours" shall be determined by the board of education.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2410

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Board of Education to develop and the Department of Education to implement a pilot program to assist students in achieving annual goals under the Common Core State Standards. Requires the Board of Education to provide web-based data and information aimed at improving student outcomes. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure was previously heard on January 27, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

HB 1789

Status

RELATING TO MINORS.

Prohibits teachers and persons who are licensed to provide professional counseling from engaging in sexual orientation change efforts with a person under eighteen years of age.

 

EDN, CPC

 

As this is for decision making only, no public testimony will be accepted for HB 1789.

 

The following measures were previously heard on January 29, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

 

HB 1745

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the state public charter school commission to assess fees for help offset its operating costs. Clarifies the legal status of an approved charter applicant. Makes various amendments to the charter school law for clarity and consistency.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1796

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes conditions and procedures for the use of restraint and seclusion in schools.

 

EDN, JUD

 

As this is for decision making only, no public testimony will be accepted for HB 1745 and HB 1796.

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 332 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-9421 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

If submitting written testimony at the hearing: please bring 10 copies for EDN committee members and staff.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website 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 586-6170 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. Roy M. Takumi

Chair