STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1552
RE: S.B. No. 822
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. 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.
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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair