STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1778
RE: H.C.R. No. 3
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Lower & Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 3 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO REPORT ON THE CRITERIA DEVELOPED AND PRIORITIZATION ADVISED FOR CHARTER SCHOOL FACILITIES FUNDING PURSUANT TO SECTION 302D-29.5, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request that the State Public Charter School Commission provide a report to the Legislature on criteria and prioritization used to allocate funding for charter school facilities pursuant to Section 302D-29.5.
Your Committee notes that the State Public Charter School Commission submitted a report to State Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi and State House Speaker Scott Saiki on March 11, 2019, which included recommendations about improving charter school facilities funding, but did not include information about the future implementation of the commission's findings or the method by which legislative appropriations for charter school facilities are allocated.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language requesting that the State Public Charter School Commission report to the Legislature on changes to the criteria and prioritization for charter school facilities funding described in the Facilities Funding Workgroup's 2019 legislative report;
(2) Requesting that the State Public Charter School Commission report to the Legislature the method by which appropriations for charter school facilities made by the Thirtieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii were allocated; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of consistency, clarity, and style.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 3, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.C.R. No. 3, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Lower & Higher Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair