STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1755


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 224

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 224, S.D. 2, H.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 Hawaii Children's Action Network and a concerned individual supported this measure.  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, Hawaii Board of Psychology, Hawaii Association of School Psychologists, and two concerned individuals submitted comments.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 224, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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