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, February 12, 2019

TIME:

2:15 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1547

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to provide all student-athletes enrolled at the university with two additional meals per day.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 409

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Defines, for the purpose of compulsory education, a private school to be an education institution that teaches kindergarten through grade twelve and that is licensed or accredited by the Hawaii Association of Independent Schools or the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

 

LHE, CPC

HB 245

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Expands the powers of the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board to include approving professional development courses and programs necessary for teacher reclassification.

 

LHE, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 1583, HD1

(HSCR129)

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRIC GRID RESILIENCY.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a pilot program in 4 schools to install renewable energy systems capable of providing backup power in the event of a natural disaster or other similar emergency. Requires the Public Utilities Commission to consider in its current and ongoing proceedings ways to incentivize the implementation of renewable energy systems in public schools. (HB1583 HD1)

 

EEP, LHE, CPC

HB 1070

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides that a public school shall not be required by the Department of Education to expend its own school funds to maintain any geographically disadvantageous land on or adjacent to its property.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 243

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.

Requires the Department of Education to contract with a consulting firm that specializes in school finance, particularly with respect to adequacy studies of public education systems in multiple states, to perform a study on the adequacy of funding for education in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 406, HD1

(HSCR173)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires DBEDT to develop annual regional economic plans for each county to provide K-16 pathways and qualified internship programs to meet each region's specific industry needs. Appropriates funds. (HB406 HD1)

 

EDB, LHE, FIN

HB 33

Status

RELATING TO MAGNET SCHOOLS.

Authorizes the Department of Education to establish magnet schools or convert existing public schools to magnet schools.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 650

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER RETENTION.

Establishes a teacher retention advisory board within the Department of Education for administrative purposes to study and make recommendations regarding teacher retention and recruitment in the State. Requires the advisory board to design a teacher mentorship pilot program to be administered by the Department of Education during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, and 2021-2022 school years. Requires the Department of Education to conduct detailed exit interviews with teachers who voluntarily leave the employ of the department. Requires annual reports to the legislature.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 723

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Encourages whole child education through expanding arts, culture, and native Hawaiian educational curricula in public schools. Supports the Department of Education and teachers through early childhood education, special education, academic and financial planning, classroom supplies, and reducing class size. Appropriates funds.

 

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