STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1130

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 850

H.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 850, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to repeal the University of Hawaii's obligation to prepare certain specified annual reports.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that the University of Hawaii is required to provide various reports to the Legislature. Your Committee further finds that some of the required reports have become either unworkable or obsolete. Specifically, the annual reports on the Nursing Scholars Program and Construction Academy are no longer necessary because the programs are well established and have not had any additional information to provide to the Legislature in many years. In addition, the reporting requirements for the Hawaii Health Corps Program and Hawaii P-20 Partnerships for Education Initiative are not feasible because the programs have not received sufficient funding to fulfill the Legislature's requirements.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 850, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

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

 

 

 

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KAIALI'I KAHELE, Chair