STAND. COM. REP. NO. 301

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 1379

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1379 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to improve integration of public schools into their surrounding communities by allowing employees of the Department of Education to voluntarily promote community-sponsored after-school programs, subject to certain conditions.

 

The Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Panaewa Hawaiian Home Lands Community Association, and two concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education supported the intent of the measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Requiring that the promotion of a community-sponsored after-school program by a Department of Education employee must not violate any policy of the Board of Education or any provision of part II of Chapter 84, Hawaii Revised Statutes, pertaining to the code of ethics;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2051; 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 Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1379, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1379, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair