STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1844
RE: S.C.R. No. 186
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.C.R. No. 186 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST COHORT OF UNDERPRIVILEGED, ECONOMICALLY-DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS IN HAWAII TO STUDY AT ELITE SCHOOLS IN ASIA THROUGH THE 2020 HAWAII-ASIA YOUTH PROGRAM,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to support student involvement in the 2020 Hawaii-Asia Youth Program.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Urges the State to provide budgetary and fiscal support to the first group of ten students from Nanakuli High School and Waianae High School to participate in the 2020 Hawaii-Asia Youth Program; and
(2) Encourages the Department of Education to work with the Center for Chinese Studies of the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Education Advancement Fund International to recruit students to participate in and to manage the logistics of the program.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that encouraging involvement in the 2020 Hawaii-Asia Youth Program will provide students with beneficial and unique educational experiences.
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 concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 186 and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair