HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON LOWER & HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

Rep. Amy A. Perruso, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

TIME:

2:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 249

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Establishes licensure requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the Hawaii teacher standards board. Specifies that school psychologists who are employed by an educational institution and practice only within a school setting shall be exempt from licensure under chapter 465.

 

LHE, IAC, CPC

HB 506

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS FOR JUVENILES.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education for an alternative school to provide ongoing education to juveniles involved in the justice system or at risk of involvement in the justice system.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 382

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a management and program audit of the Department of Education's policies relating to bullying and cyberbullying, especially as they apply to students who are members of certain minority groups.

 

LHE, LMG, JUD, FIN


HB 317

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a pilot program for a low- or no-cost daycare for children of working parents. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, LAB, FIN

HB 411

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to hold no less than six community meetings each year; provided that at least one meeting shall be held in each county. Requires the board of education to allow public testimony on items not on a public meeting agenda if certain requirements are met. Repeals the public testimony requirement on June 30, 2024. Requires the board of education to report to the legislature.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 615

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Amends the Board of Education membership by inviting the exclusive representative for bargaining unit (5) (teachers and other personnel of the Department of Education) to appoint a nonvoting public school teacher representative to the Board.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 620

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE HAWAII CONSTITUTION TO REQUIRE THE ELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to change the Board of Education back to an elected board.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 621

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Implements an elected board of education.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 303 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6702 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6210 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair