STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1436
RE: S.B. No. 457
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 S.B. No. 457, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUNA DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide greater access to post-secondary education in the Puna district of Hawaii Island by appropriating funds for a Hawaii Community College distance learning center located in Puna. Specifically, this measure appropriates unspecified amounts for:
(1) Four full-time equivalent positions;
(2) A feasibility study for planning, land acquisition, design, construction, and equipment; and
(3) Current operating expenses.
The Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i submitted testimony in support of this measure. The University of Hawai‘i System submitted comments on this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2052, to promote 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 S.B. No. 457, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 457, S.D. 1, 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,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair