STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1244

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: S.B. No. 619

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 Committees on Education and Economic Development & Business, to which was referred S.B. No. 619, S.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide K-12 students with more career options by requiring the Department of Education, in collaboration and consultation with the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; and the University of Hawaii, to develop and implement a K-12 curriculum to career pipeline initiative that will enable students to enter the State's workforce upon graduation from high school.

 

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Hawaii State Teachers Association; Hawaii P-20; and three individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Education and The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii supported the intent of this measure.

 

Your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

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

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

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Economic Development & Business that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 619, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 619, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Economic Development & Business,

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair

 

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair