STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1340-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   S.B. No. 2070

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 1





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:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure that students are using technology effectively, responsibly, and safely by requiring the Department of Education (DOE) to:


     (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,