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, February 7, 2020

TIME:

2:20 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2257

Status

RELATING TO THE CONFERENCE CENTER REVOLVING FUND.

Expands the scope of the University of Hawaii at Hilo conference center revolving fund to all programs conducted by the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Requires an annual report to the Legislature regarding the fund. Gives the chancellor of the University of Hawaii at Hilo, rather than the Dean of the college of continuing education and community service, authority to expend moneys from the fund.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2530

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Removes the $3 million cap on the amount the University of Hawaii system can expend from the University of Hawaii tuition and fees special fund for the University of Hawaii Foundation.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2255

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.

Expands the Hawaii community college promise program to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students at any four‑year University of Hawaii campus who meet certain eligibility criteria. Appropriates funds for the program.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2250

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM PLUS.

Establishes the University of Hawaii Promise Program Plus to provide scholarships for the unmet direct cost needs of qualified students enrolled in bachelor's degree programs in teaching, health care, social work, or engineering at the University of Hawaii who commit to work for at least three years in Hawaii. Appropriates funds to establish, implement, and manage the program.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 1994

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Proposed HD1: Establishes, and appropriates funds for, a network improvement community task force to develop a K-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teacher education degree for the University of Hawaii.  Appropriates funds for the Office of International and Regional Partnerships of the University of Hawaii Maui College for study abroad programs.

 

LHE, FIN

 

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 405 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HB 2416

Status

RELATING TO KANEOHE BAY.

Appropriates funds to create a full-time internship coordinator and cultural resource specialist positions with the Hawaii institute of marine biology at the Heeia estuarine research reserve.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2215

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes within the Department of Agriculture the Workforce Development Coordinator position. Specifies duties of the Coordinator and P-20 Agriculture Education Working Group. Appropriates funds.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2159

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for research and prevention of the spread of ornamental ginger pathogens.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2180

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES.

Makes an appropriation to the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for ornamental and landscaping entomologist specialist, plant pathologist extension agent, and pesticide specialist positions.

 

LHE, FIN

HB 2166

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY LABORATORY SCHOOL.

Makes permanent the law exempting the University Laboratory School from the public charter school enrollment policy so that it may conform its student enrollment profile to the standard prescribed by the University of Hawaii college of education in order to meet college's research requirements.

 

LHE, 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

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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 586-6210 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. Justin H. Woodson

Chair