STAND. COM. REP. NO.  160

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 554

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 554 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to provide funds for the University of Hawaii to pay student employee salaries at new or expanded worksites on each campus.

 

     Numerous individuals testified in support of this measure.  The University of Hawaii testified in support of the intent of this measure.  An individual provided comments on this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Changing the appropriation to an unspecified amount; and

 

     (2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2525, to encourage further discussion.

 

     Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $2,000,000 to fund students employed at new or expanded worksites at each University of Hawaii campus.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 554, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 554, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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ISAAC W. CHOY, Chair