STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1340-18
RE: S.B. No. 2070
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 S.B. No. 2070, S.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Convene an advisory committee for purposes of developing and implementing a plan to teach digital citizenship and media literacy in public schools; and
(2) Develop and implement a plan based on the advisory committee's recommendations and strategies.
Common Sense Kids Action and the Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure. The DOE and State Public Charter School Commission provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Authorizing rather than requiring the DOE to convene an advisory committee to develop a plan to implement instruction in digital citizenship and media literacy; and
(2) 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 S.B. No. 2070, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2070, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair