HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 95

Status

RELATING TO DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS.

Replaces the running start program and jump start program with dual credit program; amends definition of "eligible student" to include all high school students; replaces standardized test to determine college readiness with an assessment approved by the college. Appropriates moneys.

 

EDN/HED, FIN

HB 208

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Requires the DOE to develop annual assessments in the Hawaiian Language for language arts, mathematics, and science, to be administered to Ka Papahana Kaiapuni students. Requires the DOE to submit a preliminary and final report.

 

EDN, OMH, FIN

HB 692

Status

RELATING TO CROWDFUNDING.

Authorizes DOE to use crowdfunding to fund specific capital improvement projects. Establishes the school capital improvement project crowdfunding special fund. Defines crowdfunding.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 308

Status

RELATING TO CHILD SAFETY.

Requires any state or county program for the instruction, enrichment, care, or supervision of children to comply with DOE rules and statutes governing acts of bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment. Requires program staff to report cases and receive related training. Requires the programs to allow parents or guardians of victims to appeal decisions to remediate.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 819

Status

RELATING TO BULLYING.

Requires certain state entities and grantees to adopt bullying prevention policies. Establishes a task force to assist the Governor with bullying prevention policies in the State.

 

EDN, JUD

HB 14

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Applies the requirement for all public secondary schools to implement a school year that includes 990 student instructional hours to all school years beginning with the 2015-2016 school year. Repeals the requirement that by the 2016-2018 school years, all public schools implement a school year of 180 days and 1,080 student instructional hours for both elementary and secondary school grades. Clarifies that the definition of "student instructional hours" shall be determined by the board of education in consultation with the exclusive representatives of the appropriate bargaining units.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 820

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Establishes the Executive Office on Early Learning Prekindergarten Program to be administered by the Executive Office on Early Learning and provided through Department of Education public schools and public charter schools.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 821

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Amends or repeals provisions of Chapters 302A and 302L, Hawaii Revised Statutes, as related to early childhood education, for housekeeping and other purposes.

 

EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair