STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1200


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015


RE:   S.B. No. 980

      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




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 980, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide a standardized framework and funding for afterschool programs in public middle schools by establishing the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) Program within the Office of Youth Services and a special fund to receive fees and other monies to supplement the costs of administering and operating the Program.


     The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, Office of Youth Services, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Hawaii State Teachers Association, REACH Out Hawaii, Hawaii Youth Services Network, and an individual supported this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


(1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2030, to facilitate further discussion; and


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


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 980, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 980, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.



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