STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1314

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: S.B. No. 388

S.D. 2

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 S.B. No. 388, S.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

The purpose of this measure is to require the Department of Education to:

(1) Evaluate and assess certain vulnerable children and children exhibiting emergent or persistent behavioral issues at the request of the child's parent or guardian; and

(2) Assess suspended students at the request of the student's parent or guardian to identify factors contributing to the student's suspension and provide services to the student for any social disorder, emotional disorder, or learning difference.

Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii and several concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Education offered comments on this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2052, to encourage further discussion on this measure.

 

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 S.B. No. 388, S.D. 2, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 388, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Judiciary.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Lower & Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair