STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1559-18
RE: H.R. No. 169
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 169 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE ON ITS COMPLIANCE WITH THE PATSY MINK EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION ACT AND THE RESOLUTION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS DATED DECEMBER 20, 2017,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request the Department of Education to provide annual reports to the Legislature on the status of actions taken to comply with Title IX of the federal Education Amendments of 1972, which was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act.
Specifically, this measure requests that the Department of Education account for its actions to remedy violations of the Act for failure to:
(1) Appoint a Title IX Coordinator;
(2) Develop and disseminate a notice of non-discrimination;
(3) Provide a procedure to address complaints; and
(4) Provide equitable facilities and supports to high school girls athletics.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 169 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair