HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 21, 2014

TIME:

1:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 2008

(HSCR416-14)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education to operate and implement the Future Farmers of America Program. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2257, HD1

(HSCR411-14)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY.

Adjusts the salary cap of the Superintendent of Education. Allows the Board of Education to consider altering the Superintendent's benefits package. Requires the Board to submit a report to the Legislature each time it alters the Superintendent's salary.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 2598

(HSCR303-14)

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 2410

(HSCR250-14)

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

HB 2473

(HSCR251-14)

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, HD1

(HSCR412-14)

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 focus, priority, or Superintendent's zone.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 1925, HD1

(HSCR120-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to students in grades six to twelve in odd-numbered years at selected Department of Education schools, public charter schools, and private schools. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2109, HD1

(HSCR382-14)

Status

RELATING TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

Establishes and funds an evidence-based physical-activity and nutritional-education program within the A+ Program in Hawaii's public elementary schools. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1746, HD1

(HSCR67-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Establishes interagency working groups to discuss and create comprehensive plans to address various issues relating to Act 51, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004.

 

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1776, HD2

(HSCR511-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Adds a dental examination to existing medical requirements for initial entry into school in the State. Requires Board of Education to establish a pilot program to require a physical examination for entry into seventh grade in one complex area. Appropriation. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

HB 1777, HD2

(HSCR512-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes Department of Education employees and agents with specified training to volunteer to administer epinephrine to a student with anaphylaxis. Allows the Department of Education to make arrangements to receive injectable epinephrine supplies from manufacturers and suppliers. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

HB 1675

(HSCR346-14)

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 1745, HD1

(HSCR404-14)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes the State Public Charter School Commission to assess fees on non-state entities and individuals to help offset its operating costs. Makes various amendments to the charter school law for clarity and consistency. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1676, HD1

(HSCR301-14)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Authorizes the Executive Office on Early Learning to enter into agreements with the Department of Education and public charter schools for use of vacant or underutilized classrooms as public preschool classrooms.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 14, HD1

(HSCR373-14)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Amends the compulsory education law to make kindergarten mandatory. Develops a statewide individualized kindergarten readiness tool and establishes an individualized kindergarten readiness assessment process. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 2276

(HSCR365-14)

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. Sylvia Luke

Chair