STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1106

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: S.B. No. 1294

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 1294, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN HIGHER EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish and appropriate funds for an Undergraduate Health Sciences Academy at the University of Hawaii to increase recruitment and retention of Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and first generation college students.

 

The Department of Health, University of Hawaii, University of Hawaii-West Oahu Allied Health Faculty, Native Hawaiian Health Task Force, Hoomana Pono, LLC., Na Puuwai, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to December 24, 2088, to encourage further discussion. Technical amendments were made for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1294, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1294, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Higher Education.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ocean, Marine Resources, & Hawaiian Affairs,

 

 

 

 

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KANIELA ING, Chair