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:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2598

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII 3R'S.

Renames the Hawaii 3R's school repair and maintenance fund the Hawaii 3R's school improvement fund. Requires the transfer of moneys collected pursuant to section 235-102.5(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, and any other moneys received in the form of grants and donations for school-level improvements and minor repairs and maintenance to the Hawaii 3R's school improvement fund.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1662

(HSCR41-14)

Status

RELATING TO FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH IN HAWAII.

Designates the month of October as "Farm to School Month in Hawaii".

 

AGR, EDN, VMI

HB 1988

(HSCR40-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes the Hawaii Farm to School Program and Farm to School Coordinator position. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1756, HD1

(HSCR50-14)

Status

RELATING TO YOUTH.

Statutorily establishes the Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health (R.E.A.C.H.) Program within the Office of Youth Services to provide after-school programs in public middle and intermediate schools. Establishes revolving fund. Appropriates funds to establish the program and one full-time position. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB1756 HD1)

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 14

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Makes attendance at kindergarten mandatory. Makes transition to kindergarten a directive for the early learning system.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1676

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Authorizes the executive office on early learning to enter into agreements with the department of education and charter schools for use of vacant or underutilized classrooms as public preschool classrooms. Makes an appropriation.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2276

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Establishes the Early Childhood Education Program within the Early Learning System established by section 302L-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair