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:

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2094

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Establishes an early childhood educator stipend program to be administered by the Executive Office on Early Learning to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Hawaii. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2243

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Expands the certification incentive program to include speech pathologists. Clarifies school eligibility requirements. Adds an additional temporary bonus for teachers and speech pathologists who continue to be employed at a school that has transitioned out of the incentive program's eligibility criteria. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, HLT/CPC, FIN

HB 2093

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION DATA.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a standardized data collection process; collect and analyze data relating to, among other things, student discipline, school climate, and student achievement; and annually report certain information to the Board of Education, Legislature, and the public.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2150

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the DOE to employ at least one full-time equivalent teacher for each grade level in grades kindergarten through six in each public school with a student enrollment of one hundred fifty or less students, excluding charter schools, beginning with the 2020-2021 school year. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2204

Status

RELATING TO SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

Requires Department of Education school football programs to ensure that each non-new football helmet used in a football program is reconditioned and recertified at least once every 2 years. Establishes fines and other penalties for failure to properly recertify football helmets. Establishes the football helmet recertification special fund.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2412

Status

RELATING TO TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION.

Requires DOE to establish a three-year pilot program for the development and implementation of a trauma-informed education program in the Castle, Kailua, and Kalaheo complexes, based on the Nanakuli-Waianae complex area trauma-informed education programs and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2509

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOLS.

Appropriates funds for the Department of Education to install air conditioning in public schools that prioritize the project.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2603

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the Department of Education to establish a pilot program that provides grants for high school students enrolled in a career academy program to enroll in college courses through the running start program or other similar programs that allow students to earn college credits that are applicable to the requirements for an associate degree in teaching. Expands the eligibility criteria for the Hawaii Educator Loan Program to include students who have graduated from a career academy; provided that the loan recipient agrees to teach for three years at a public school in the State. Appropriates funds into and out of the Hawaii educator loan program revolving fund. Requires reports to Legislature.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2203

Status

RELATING TO DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

Requires the Department of Education to track and publish the use of all exclusionary discipline disaggregated by student subgroup. Restricts the use of out-of-school and in-school suspensions among students in grades 6 through 12. Eliminates the use of out-of-school suspensions for students in prekindergarten through grade 5.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2703

Status

RELATING TO PREVENTING SCHOOL VIOLENCE.

Establishes a pilot program to prevent targeted school violence. Appropriates funds to the office of homeland security for resources to prevent targeted school violence. Repeals on 6/30/2024.

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 01/30/2020 at 2:20PM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

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

 

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.

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair