STAND. COM. REP. NO. 444
RE: H.B. No. 1070
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1070 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to prohibit the Department of Education from requiring public schools to expend school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land, such as streams and rough terrain.
The O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i and one individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Education testified in opposition to this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to promote further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Lower & Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1070, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1070, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Lower & Higher Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair