STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1098
RE: H.B. No. 813
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 813, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establish the University of Hawaii Promise Program Plus to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of certain qualified students enrolled at any University of Hawaii campus; and
(2) Appropriate funds to establish and implement the University of Hawaii Promise Program Plus, including program scholarships.
The University of Hawai‘i System, University of Hawai‘i Alumni Association, Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Education Caucus, and O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i testified in support of this measure. The Department of Education provided comments on this measure.
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. 813, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair