STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1129


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 224

      S.D. 2

      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. 224, S.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure that students who need the services of a licensed school psychologist receive appropriate services by highly qualified and licensed professionals by:


     (1)  Establishing licensure and registration requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the Board of Psychology; and


     (2)  Amending the composition of the Board of Psychology to include two school psychologists.


     The Department of Education, Professional and Vocational Licensing Division of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Regulated Industries Complaints Office of the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and Board of Psychology submitted comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2051, to encourage further discussion.


     Your Committee notes the concerns raised by both testifiers from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs that the Auditor should first perform a sunrise analysis of this measure.


     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. 224, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 224, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committees on Intrastate Commerce and Consumer Protection & Commerce.



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