STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1694-18
RE: H.R. No. 45
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.R. No. 45 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION URGING THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO TO OFFER ADDITIONAL ONLINE DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide a more convenient, accessible, and affordable method for students locally, nationally, and globally to pursue higher education by urging the University of Hawaii at Manoa and University of Hawaii at Hilo to offer additional online degree and certificate programs.
The Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The University of Hawaii testified in support of the intent of this measure.
Your Committee notes that the University of Hawaii at Hilo is already offering online degree and certificate programs through the North Hawaii Education and Research Center and Palamanui, and this measure highlights its ongoing efforts.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 45 and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair