STAND. COM. REP. NO. 958
RE: S.B. No. 392
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 392, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SPECIAL EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate moneys to the Department of Education to provide special education classrooms throughout the State with instructional materials and equipment.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that providing instructional materials and equipment to special education classrooms will help to narrow the achievement gap between special education students and general education students.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure; and
(2) Making technical nonsubstantive changes for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 392, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 392, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair