STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1240


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 199

      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




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 199, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to support public charter schools in Hawaii by:


     (1)  Requiring that funds for teacher incentive programs, bonuses, and other compensation that are required by law or collective bargaining and are in excess of regular wages cannot be paid out of a charter school's facilities funding or per-pupil funds;


     (2)  Beginning with fiscal year 2018-2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, requiring that the request for such funds must be a separate line item in the General Appropriations Act and Supplemental Appropriations Act; and


     (3)  Appropriating funds for teacher bonuses for hard-to-fill placement incentives and National Board certified teacher incentives for charter school teachers.  


     The State Public Charter School Commission, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kamaile Academy Public Conversion Charter School, Kualapuu Public Conversion Charter School, Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Kamehameha Schools, Hookakoo Corporation, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Department of Budget and Finance submitted comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2051, to encourage further discussion; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 199, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 199, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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