STAND. COM. REP. NO. 561-20
RE: H.B. No. 1529
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary, to which was referred H.B. No. 1529, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STUDENT JOURNALISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish the Hawaii Student Free Expression Act to allow student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the All Hawaii News, Big Island Press Club, Hawaii Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Hawaii Publishers Association, and thirteen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1529, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary,
CHRIS LEE, Chair