STAND. COM. REP. NO. 135

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 813

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. 813 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to increase access to higher education in Hawaii by:

 

(1) Establishing the University of Hawaii Promise Program Plus to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled in a bachelor's degree at the University of Hawaii who are:

 

(A) Graduates of a University of Hawaii community college who received a Hawaii community college promise program scholarship; and

 

(B) Enrolled at any University of Hawaii campus; and

 

(2) Appropriating funds to establish and implement the program.

 

The University of Hawaii, Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, and two concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education submitted comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by 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. 813, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 813, 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