STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2029
RE: H.B. No. 1527
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1527, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE ON EARLY LEARNING BUDGET,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the Executive Office on Early Learning.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Early Learning and Early Learning Board.
Your Committee finds that this measure appropriates additional funds and positions for the Executive Office on Early Learning for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 beyond baseline amounts appropriated in the General Appropriations Act of 2019.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Increasing the amount appropriated to the Executive Office on Early Learning for administrative support for the prekindergarten program for fiscal year 2019-2020 from $76,322, to $133,415;
(2) Adding a definition that explains the use of asterisks and pound signs to represent permanent and temporary full-time equivalent positions, respectively, in the measure;
(3) Changing the effective date from July 1, 2030,
July 1, 2019; and
(4) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of consistency and style.
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 H.B. No. 1527, H.D. 2, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1527, H.D. 2, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair