STAND. COM. REP. NO. 520-18
RE: H.B. No. 2162
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2162 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEACHER INCENTIVES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to ensure a fair allocation of funds meant to benefit students who attend public schools established and maintained by the Department of Education and students who attend public charter schools.
Specifically, this measure requires that:
(1) Funds for teacher incentive programs, bonuses, and other compensation required by law or collective bargaining beyond regular wages shall not be paid out of a charter school's facilities funding or per pupil funds; and
(2) Beginning with fiscal year 2018-2019, and each fiscal year thereafter, the funding request for such items be a separate line item in the General Appropriations Act and the Supplemental Appropriations Act.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs, State Public Charter School Commission, Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Kamaile Academy Public Charter School, Kualapu‘u Public Conversion Charter School, and numerous individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance provided comments.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Should the Committee on Finance hear this measure, your Committees respectfully request that it consider appropriating $762,000 for fiscal year 2018-2019 to pay for the bonuses specified in the measure for public charter school teachers.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2162, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2162, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair