HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Richard P. Creagan

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME:

2:02 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda for decision making only: HB967 and HB1320.

 

HB 28

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.

Requires the University of Hawaii at Manoa to provide its nonsupervisory blue collar employees in collective bargaining unit (1) and supervisory blue collar employees in collective bargaining unit (2), or one of their family members, with tuition waivers comparable to the tuition waivers provided to faculty and their family members.

 

HED, FIN

HB 373

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Establishes a state funds matching grant program for resident undergraduate UH students with financial need and whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1278

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Prohibits the University of Hawaii board of regents from increasing tuition fees until 2027. Requires the university to report to the legislature regarding tuition increases and the university's repair and maintenance costs.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1276

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a state income tax deduction of up to $5,000 per year for student loan interest paid on qualified education loans.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1591

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.

Establishes the University of Hawaii Promise Program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled at a University of Hawaii Community College. Appropriates funds to establish and implement the program.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1594

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.

Establishes the University of Hawaii Promise Program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled at any campus of the University of Hawaii system. Appropriates funds to establish and implement the program.

 

HED, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 7, 2017.

 

HB 967

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates moneys for the University of Hawaii to hire three psychologists and one case manager to provide student mental health services.

 

HED, FIN

HB 1320

Status

RELATING TO POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Requires accredited and non-accredited post-secondary educational institutions that are for-profit entities to disclose in print and electronic media and signage that they are for-profit businesses registered in the State.

 

HED, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 326 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6210 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair