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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 31, 2020

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2170

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII BOARD OF REGENTS.

Requires all public meetings of the Board of Regents to be recorded in digital video format, webcast live, and archived and made available to the public.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2169

Status

RELATING TO THE REGENTS CANDIDATE ADVISORY COUNCIL.

Transfers the candidate advisory council for the board of regents of the University of Hawaii from the University of Hawaii to the office of the governor. Amends other provisions relating to the candidate advisory council. Sunsets 6/30/2024.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2090

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Removes the sunset provision of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, making permanent the innovation and commercialization initiative program.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2256

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Removes the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, by making permanent certain exemptions from the Ethics Code as related to UH technology transfer.

 

LHE, JUD

HB 1885

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO ARTICLE III, SECTION 8 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Proposes an amendment to article III, section 8, of the Constitution of the State of Hawaii to provide that constitutional section shall not be construed to prohibit a member of the legislature from being employed in a faculty member position at the University of Hawaii solely because of the membership in the legislature; provided that the legislature may enact legislation to ensure that work schedules and time demands do not unreasonably conflict.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2091

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Adds the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, and contractors and their employees, whose duties include ensuring security of campus facilities and persons.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2656

Status

RELATING TO ACCESS TO JUSTICE.

Establishes the Hawaii Justice League Program to provide loan repayments on behalf of eligible lawyers that pursue public interest work in Hawaii. Provides for loan repayments by the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. Creates the Hawaii Justice League Revolving Fund. Makes an appropriation. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

HB 2623

Status

RELATING TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS.

Establishes the early childhood education scholarship program within the University of Hawaii to assist students with school tuition in return for a service commitment to teach in a preschool classroom of the executive office on early learning public prekindergarten program. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1231

Status

RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii to fund one or more programs sponsored or organized by a University of Hawaii community college or a four-year campus to expand opportunities for international college experiences for University of Hawaii students. Requires the University of Hawaii to work in collaboration with the department of business, economic development, and tourism and requires a report to be submitted to the legislature.

 

LHE, TIA, FIN

HB 2665

Status

RELATING TO INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS.

Establishes the right of postsecondary student athletes in intercollegiate athletics to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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    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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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair