STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1795
RE: H.R. No. 173
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.R. No. 173 entitled:
"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ACCEPT THE NATIONAL ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS PROVIDING ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SERVICES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to request that the Department of Education accept the National Orientation and Mobility Certification from the National Blindness Professional Certification Board for teachers providing orientation and mobility services, as a means of increasing appropriate accommodations for students requesting structured discovery cane travel in individualized education plans.
Your Committee has amended this measure by requesting that the National Orientation and Mobility Certification be accepted by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, rather than the Department of Education.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Labor & Public Employment that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 173, as amended herein, and recommend that it be referred to your Committee on Finance, in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 173, H.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Lower & Higher Education and Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair