STAND. COM. REP. NO. 721

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 1530

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. 1530 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to establish the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program within the Department of Education.

 

HawaiiKidsCAN, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and many concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education and University of Hawaii at Mānoa College of Education offered comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the appropriation for the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program of the Department of Education to an unspecified amount; and

 

(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion on this measure.

 

Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee on Lower & Higher Education respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $900,000 for each of the fiscal years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 for the Teacher Mentor Incentive Program of the Department of Education.

 

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. 1530, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1530, 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