STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1635
RE: S.B. No. 970
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. 970, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COMPUTER SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require and appropriate funds to the Department of Education to establish a program with eligible entities to develop and implement teacher professional development for computer science courses and content.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the amount appropriated to an unspecified amount; and
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2052, to encourage further discussion.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate this measure further, your Committee on Lower & Higher Education respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $50,000 for each year of the fiscal biennium 2019-2021 to establish a program to develop and implement teacher professional development for computer science courses and content.
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. 970, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 970, 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