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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

 

HB 578, HD1

(HSCR17)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, requires a child to undergo a physical examination prior to attending seventh grade.  Provides for provisional attendance with written documentation if child is in progress of undergoing a physical examination and sets deadline for submittal of documentation of completion of such examination.  (HB578 HD1)

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

HB 397, HD1

(HSCR24)

Status

RELATING TO AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture, and Health) program in the office of youth services to provide a standardized framework and funding for afterschool programs in public middle schools.  Establishes a revolving fund to receive fees and other moneys to fund the costs of administering and operating the program.  (HB397 HD1)

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

HB 607

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Requires that each neighbor island county is represented on the early learning advisory board for a term of office of three years.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 613

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT DATA MANAGEMENT.

Limits and controls the ways in which a computer service provider working with the DOE can use student data.

 

EDN, JUD

HB 107

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Authorizes each public school, at the discretion of the principal or principal's designee, to accept in-kind services in lieu of collecting fees and charges for the use of school facilities and grounds.

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 and is for DECISION MAKING ONLY. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

 

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill.  A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted. 

 

HB 1412

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Short form bill relating to education.

 

EDN

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing.  Testimony should indicate:

·     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

·     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

·     The date and time of the hearing; and

·     Measure number. 

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER:  3 copies (including an original) to Room 332 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website.  This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6325 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements.  Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair