HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

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:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

TIME:

2:03 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A #3

 

HB 553, HD1

(HSCR89)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Creates bargaining unit (15) for graduate students assistants employed by the University of Hawaii. (HB553 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 556, HD1

(HSCR90)

Status

RELATING TO THE RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the applicability of the state civil service law and collective bargaining to persons employed by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii. (HB556 HD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 850, HD1

(HSCR75)

Status

RELATING TO THE AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION SERVICE.

Appropriates funds for critical positions in the cooperative extension service administered by the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. (HB850 HD1)

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 870, HD1

(HSCR73)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for the Kapiolani Community College Food Innovation Center to produce prepared meals using locally grown food for organizations that need large quantities of meals on a daily basis. (HB870 HD1)

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 546

(HSCR88)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.

Requires UH to provide nonsupervisory employees in blue collar positions with the same educational benefits provided to faculty.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

 

 

 

HB 1039

(HSCR81)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE LOCAL AND IMMIGRANT FARMER EDUCATION PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys to the Local and Immigrant Farmer Education Program of the UH College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources Cooperative Extension Service to support the growth and sustainability of the agriculture industry.

 

AGR, HED, FIN

HB 52

(HSCR107)

Status

RELATING TO THE SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION AWARENESS AND COMPLIANCE ACT.

Requires compliance with the Military Selective Service Act to be eligible for enrollment in a state-supported post-secondary institution, qualify for state financial assistance for post-secondary education, or be eligible for state or county employment or service. Provides exceptions.

 

VMI, HED, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair