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. 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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 30, 2020

TIME:

2:20 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1996

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the BOE to include evaluation of the Strive HI Performance System factors as a component of the superintendent of education's annual performance evaluation. Requires improvements in at least one-half of those factors for any salary increase for the superintendent. Repeals 6/30/2024.

 

LHE, LAB, FIN

HB 1988

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Extends the requirement that the Board of Education release from school attendance students observing holy days to the observation of other religious practices.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2510

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires the Board of Education to hold no less than six community forums annually, with at least one forum in each county. Requires the Board to include an open forum for public comments on non-agenda items at the end of each public meeting through June 30, 2025. Requires a report to the Legislature on implementing open forums.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 1529

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT JOURNALISTS.

Allows student journalists at public schools to exercise freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school-sponsored media.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2740

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the Department of Education to establish food waste and plant-based alternative meal goals by 1/1/2035, as part of the Sustainable Schools Initiative.

 

LHE, HLT, FIN

HB 1990

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Permanently directs specified percentages of the general excise tax revenues to the Department of Education to augment its capacity and infrastructure and to the Department of Transportation to protect the state highway system from the threat of inundation and damage caused by climate change. Directs specified percentages of revenues from a new, temporary state improvement surcharge to the foregoing purposes and to certain state funds.

 

LHE, TRN, FIN

HB 2092

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Establishes within the DOE the workforce readiness program within the adult community schools program. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, LAB, FIN

HB 2694

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE STATE PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL COMMISSION.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for the state public charter school commission to pay the claim and settlement amount pursuant to Miller-Potter v. State of Hawaii, et al., Civil No. 16-1-0385K.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2695

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Amends the performance framework requirements for charter schools. Amends authorizers' reporting and audit requirements. Amends authorizers' responsibilities in reviewing charter applications.

 

LHE, LAB, FIN

HB 2258

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

Prohibits the expulsion and establishes limitations for suspension of children participating in the Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair