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:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME:

2:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 745

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL SPONSORSHIP NAMING RIGHTS.

Authorizes schools to accept donations in exchange for naming rights of school buildings, facilities, equipment, and fixtures.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 652

Status

RELATING TO TEACHERS.

Establishes a state income tax credit for certain expenses paid or incurred by school teachers, special education teachers, school librarians, and counselors for supplementary materials used in the classroom, as well as expenses incurred while accompanying students on educational trips.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 726

Status

RELATING TO A TEACHER TAX CREDIT.

Authorizes a state income tax credit up to $500 for certain expenses paid or incurred by school teachers, special education teachers, school librarians, and counselors for supplementary materials used in the classroom.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 891

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a state income tax credit for certain expenses paid or incurred by school teachers, special education teachers, school librarians, counselors, and registrars.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 622

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires authorizers to withhold public charter school funding for any school under federal investigation. Requires authorizers to establish a purchase order system to pay charter school expenses. Requires charter schools to be subject to an annual financial audit. Requires authorizers to select the independent auditors that are to perform the audits on public charter schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1347

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires that annual charter school audits be performed by an auditor selected by the authorizer. Requires charter schools to provide access to all or any part of its records to its authorizer, the legislature, and other state agencies with jurisdiction over charter school funds, without payment of a fee.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 246

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Provides funding for rental or lease of facilities under legislative appropriations and bond authorizations to the State Public Charter School Commission for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school improvements. Appropriates general funds for infrastructure costs, rental or lease assistance, and the repair and maintenance of network infrastructure for charter schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 996

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION TO MAINTAIN AND CONTINUE THE CURRENT FEDERALLY FUNDED CHARTER SCHOOL PREKINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS.

Appropriates moneys for school year 2019-2020 to the State Public Charter School Commission to maintain and continue the current federally funded eighteen existing charter school prekindergarten classrooms that were provided for by the federal Preschool Development Grant of 2015.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 921

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Housekeeping amendments relating to the transfer of early childhood education from the Department of Education to the Executive Office on Early Learning.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1346

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Prohibits the suspension or expulsion of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning's Public Prekindergarten Program, except under limited circumstances.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 244

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Appropriates funds to the Executive Office on Early Learning for equipment and furniture.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 248

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Appropriates funds to support the Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program by appropriating funds to the Executive Office on Early Learning for additional personnel costs.

 

LHE, 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

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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