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, March 12, 2019

TIME:

2:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 978, SD1

(SSCR945)

Status

RELATING TO STATE LIBRARY SYSTEM.

Specifies that unclaimed funds of $10 or less in the unclaimed property trust fund, upon the expiration of a 5-year time limitation, shall escheat to the State and be transferred to the libraries special fund. Specifies that unclaimed funds of more than $10 but less than $250 in the unclaimed property trust fund, upon expiration of the time limitation, shall escheat to the State and be transferred to the general fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 1221

(SSCR685)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD.

To clarify wording regarding delegation of powers to the Hawaii Teacher Standard Board's Executive Director to timely approve license and permit applications, to include comprehensive reporting of data from Hawaii Department of Education, Charter School Commission, and Charter Schools, of the number of classrooms without a licensed teacher during the school year.

 

LHE, FIN

SB 981, SD2

(SSCR870)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TEACHER STANDARDS BOARD SPECIAL FUND.

Repeals the Hawaii teacher standards board special fund and transfers the remaining balance to the general fund. Amends related HRS sections. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 983, SD2

(SSCR1033)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Renames the teacher national board certification incentive program the national certification incentive program. Expands program eligibility to include school psychologists. Clarifies requirements and incentives of the program. Clarifies that teacher incentives, bonuses, and compensation beyond regular wages are excluded from the per-pupil request and included as separate line item in the budget for public charter schools. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 818, SD2

(SSCR1112)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS.

Establishes licensure requirements for school psychologists to be administered by the Hawaii teacher standards board. Prohibits private practice by school psychologists. Amends the name of the Hawaii teacher standards board to the Hawaii teacher standards and school psychologists board and amends the board's composition to include two school psychologists. 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, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Requires the board to report to legislature. Sunsets 7/1/2026. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, IAC, CPC

SB 388, SD2

(SSCR980)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes parents and guardians of vulnerable students and students exhibiting behavioral issues to request a clinical or psychoeducational evaluation. Requires the Department of Education, after expelling a student, to provide the suspended student's parents or guardians with the option to request an assessment of the student to uncover contributing factors that may have led to the suspension and that may mitigate future disciplinary issues or concerns, including receiving special education services. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 90, SD2

(SSCR1116)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the Department of Education. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 84, SD2

(SSCR1024)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds for (1.0) FTE board of education analyst II. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 78, SD2

(SSCR1115)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to contract with a third-party consultant that specializes in school finance to study the adequacy of education in Hawaii. Appropriates moneys for the study. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 856, SD1

(SSCR1124)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

Requires the Auditor to perform a financial and management audit of the Department of Education, Superintendent, Board of Education, and complex areas every three years. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LHE, LMG, 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.

 

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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