HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 382, SD2, HD1 and SB 1059, SD2, HD1

Have been deleted from Agenda

 

SB 1098, SD1

(HSCR930)

Status

RELATING TO LIBRARIES.

Updates chapter 312, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to accurately reflect long-standing board of education and Hawaii state public library system practice.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 841, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1211)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL HEALTH.

Requires the Department of Education and Department of Health to jointly establish an interagency working group to create a comprehensive school-based health program. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

SB 374, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1115)

Status

RELATING TO DUAL CREDIT PROGRAMS.

Renames the "Running Start Program" as the "Dual Credit Program". Broadens participation to include public and home-schooled ninth and tenth graders. Replaces a standardized test with an assessment. Repeals tuition and fees requirement. Requires that all additional qualifications be uniform across all campuses. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Education and the University of Hawaii for positions.

 

EDN/HED, FIN

SB 831, SD2

(HSCR1113)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the chapter governing public charter schools to align the requirements for start-up and conversion charter schools. Defines "applicant governing board" and makes conforming amendments. Makes other housekeeping amendments.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1345

(HSCR1110)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the department of education to develop a transition plan to end multi-track schedules in public schools and report to the legislature regarding the plan and any proposed legislation. Requires the department of education to give priority to overpopulated schools, including multi-track schools, among capital improvement project appropriation requests submitted to the legislature.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 822, SD1, HD1

(HSCR982)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Clarifies the implementation schedule and calculation method for minimum number of days and student hours required for Department of Education schools in each school year. Applies the requirement for a 180 day, 1,080 hour school year to all school years beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1059, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1194)

Status

RELATING TO INVASIVE SPECIES.

Mandates the Department of Agriculture and the Hawaii Invasive Species Council to perform specified tasks to address the interisland spread of invasive species. Requires annual reports. Appropriations.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1062, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1193)

Status

RELATING TO THE BIOSECURITY PROGRAM.

Requires DOA to establish or participate in private-public partnerships to enhance the biosecurity program and quarantine inspection process. Appropriates funds for specified projects.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 382, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1192)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes within the Livestock Revitalization Program a grant program for qualified feed developers. Appropriates funds for the Feed Developer Grant Program, reimbursements to Qualified Producers for feed cost, and a survey of local feed ingredient sources.

 

AGR, FIN

SB 1060, SD2

(HSCR1004)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LOANS.

Allows for agricultural loans to be administered for livestock biosecurity projects.

 

 

AGR, FIN

SB 376, SD2

(HSCR1005)

Status

RELATING TO A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Establishes the Hawaii farm to school program and a farm to school coordinator position. Appropriates funds. Effective Date 7/1/2050.

 

 

AGR, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair