STAND. COM. REP. NO. 127-18
RE: H.B. No. 2113
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2113 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide state tuition grants for qualified individuals who are admitted to and enrolled in an undergraduate or community college program of the University of Hawaii, commit to employment with the State, and fill positions identified by the Department of Human Resources Development.
An individual testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO testified in support of the intent of this measure. The Department of Human Resources Development, University of Hawaii, and Hawaii State Teachers Association commented on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Expanding the tuition grant educational options to include graduate and professional degree programs;
(2) Clarifying that current state employment at the time of application is a condition of grant eligibility; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2113, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2113, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Higher Education.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair