STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1613


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 64

      S.D. 3

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 64, S.D. 3, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to appropriate monies to the Department of Human Services for the Preschool Open Doors Program to fund three positions, contract services for the continued implementation of the Program, and for subsidies for the Program.


The Early Learning Advisory Board, Maui County Early Childhood Resource Center, Waianae Coast Early Childhood Services, The Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, Child & Family Service, Family Programs Hawaii, Hawaii Association for Infant Mental Health, Aha Punana Leo, Seagull Schools, Childcare Business Coalition, KCAA Preschools of Hawaii, Good Beginnings Alliance, Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE), Hui for Excellence in Education, Waikiki Community Center, PHOCUSED, Parents And Children Together, Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council, and two individuals provided testimony in support of this measure.  The Department of Human Services provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the appropriation amounts to $1 to encourage further discussion and making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 64, S.D. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 64, S.D. 3, H.D. 1.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,