STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2647

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

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RE:††† S.B. No. 3013

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

†††† Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 3013 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

†††† The purpose and intent of this measure is to:

 

†††† (1)Establish monetary incentives to encourage public high school students to obtain industry certification in high value occupations;

 

†††† (2)Require the Department of Education to develop high value employment criteria in coordination with the University of Hawaii and others, and, with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, establish lists of occupations in which the industry certification will be required or will materially enhance the studentís chances for employment;

 

†††† (3)Require participating public high schools to meet certain criteria to receive payment of industry certification awards;

 

†††† (4)Require the Department of Education to submit annual reports to the Legislature; and

 

†††† (5)Provide an appropriation to implement the purposes of this Act.

 

†††† Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Hawaii State Teachers Association, HawaiiKidsCAN, Hawaii Food Industry Association, Hawaii Pacific Health, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and five private individuals.Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Executive Office on Early Learning and Early Learning Board.

 

†††† Your Committee finds that this measure will strengthen and advance coordinated efforts among various stakeholders to prepare students for the college and immediate employment with the appropriate vocational skills, attributes, credentials, and competencies necessary to fill high value occupations in fields such as health, education, air travel, and technology.

 

†††† As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3013 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

 

 

 

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MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair