STAND. COM. REP. NO. 437

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 312

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. 312 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to strengthen creative-media education in Hawaii by requiring the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, to offer a bachelor's degree in creative media.

 

The University of Hawaii; Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii; and several concerned individuals supported this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that the bachelor's degree to be offered by the University of Hawaii, West Oahu, is a Bachelor of Arts degree; and

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage 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. 312, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 312, 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