STAND. COM. REP. NO. 729

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1527

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 1527 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON EARLY LEARNING BUDGET,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish additional amounts to be appropriated or authorized for the operating budget for the fiscal biennium beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021, for the Executive Office on Early Learning.

 

The Executive Office on Early Learning, Early Learning Board, Early Childhood Action Strategy, Hawaii Children's Action Network, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Identifying four (4.00 FTE) positions and forty-eight (48.00 FTE) positions for fiscal year 2019-2020 and fiscal year 2020-2021, respectively, for the Executive Office on Early Learning

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2055, to encourage further discussion; and

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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. 1527, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1527, 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,

 

 

 

 

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair