STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1220

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 615

H.D. 3

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 615, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to change the Board of Education's (Board) membership by inviting the exclusive representative for Bargaining Unit (5) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board.

 

The Hawaii State Teachers Association, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii State Ethics Commission and Hawaii Teacher Standards Board provided comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Specifying that the nonvoting public school teacher representative's attendance at Board meetings and participation in Board discussions shall not be considered taking any official capacity under the Conflicts of Interests Law; and

 

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

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 615, H.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 615, H.D. 3.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair