HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

COMMITTEE ON LOWER & HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Vice Chair

Rep. Sean Quinlan, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. David A. Tarnas

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Chair

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TIME:

1:59 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1695

Status

RELATING TO STANDARDIZED TESTING.

Requires each complex area superintendent to submit an annual report to the Board of Education on the number of standardized tests required for each school within the complex area and the amount of instructional time devoted to such tests. Requires the Board of Education to inform students and their parents or guardians of ability to opt out of standardized tests. Removes standardized test results as an evaluation metric on performance reviews for teachers or educational officers.

 

LHE/LAB, FIN

HB 1915

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes within the Department of Education a Workforce Readiness Program to provide opportunities for students to earn associate degrees, workforce development diplomas, pre-apprenticeship certificates, and other industry-recognized certificates. Requires the department to designate schools, including adult community schools, to participate in the program. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE/LAB, FIN

HB 2064

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT FOR ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.

Establishes an income tax credit for employers who create on-site early childhood facilities. Establishes and appropriates funds for 1.0 FTE on-site early childhood facility coordinator position. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.

 

LHE/LAB, 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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 304 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6381 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6215 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. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair