STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1552

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   S.B. No. 822

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 822, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to assist the Department of Education (Department) and the Department's schools in implementing the minimum day and hour requirements for each school year, as established by Act 167, Session Laws of Hawaii 2010.  In addition, this measure clarifies:

 

     (1)  The timeline for phasing in a 1,080-hour school year by 2016; and

 

     (2)  The manner in which the hours are calculated.

 

     The Department of Education, Hawaii State Teachers Association, IMUAlliance, Hui for Excellence in Education, and a few concerned individuals provided testimony in support of this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Changing its effective date to take effect upon approval; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for consistency and clarity.

 

     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. 822, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 822, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair