STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2931
RE: S.B. No. 2051
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2051, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to authorize public schools and their support programs to engage in commercial enterprises related to education.
Specifically, this measure:
(1) Authorizes individual Department of Education schools or any career pathway, academy, or program operated within those schools to engage in commercial enterprises related to the educational purposes of that school, career pathway, academy, or program, including the sale of goods produced by that school, career pathway, academy, or program; and
(2) Authorizes the Department of Education to adopt rules, pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding the commercial enterprises.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education; Waianae High School; and OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawai'i.
Your Committee finds that authorizing schools and their support programs to market and sell education-related products and deposit the revenues into the schools' programs will allow schools to continue to provide students with real-world entrepreneurial experiences.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2051, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair