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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 17, 2014

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The agenda has been amended to add SB 2922, SD 2 and SB 2518, SD2 for decision making.

 

HEARING

 

HCR 95 / HR 69 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF DIVIDING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION INTO TWO OR MORE LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES AND THE EFFECTS OF SUCH A DIVISION ON THE STATE'S PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 43 / HR 25 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES TO ASSIST WITH INCREASING VOTER REGISTRATION AMONG YOUNG ADULTS.

 

EDN, HUS

HCR 46 / HR 27 /

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO TAKE NECESSARY STEPS TO REINFORCE INSTRUCTION REGARDING AMERICAN CIVICS.

 

EDN

HCR 78 / HR 52 /

Status / Status

SUPPORTING MANDATORY KINDERGARTEN.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HCR 222 / HR 174 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING A STUDY ON THE COST OF ESTABLISHING PUBLIC PRESCHOOL UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure was previously heard on March 12, 2014.

 

SB 2922, SD2

(SSCR2795)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the lengthening of the school year from 180 days to an unspecified number of days beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Discontinues the requirements for minimum number of student hours effective at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Makes an appropriation to the department of education. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

 

The following measure was previously heard on March 14, 2014.

 

SB 2518, SD2

(SSCR2787)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the state public charter school commission to assess fees to 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. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

 

As this is for decision making only, no public testimony will be accepted for SB 2922, SD2 and SB 2518, SD2.

 

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 15 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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair