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:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 587, SD2

(SSCR2420)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Requires that the Board of Education hold at least two community meetings each year in each county to receive public input on public education and public library issues. Removes restriction on community meetings to allow the meetings to be held for the purpose of formulating educational policy. Exempts community meetings from certain requirements. Requires the Board of Education to video record community meetings and make video recordings available. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 2664, SD1

(SSCR3125)

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. Requires a report to the Legislature on implementing open forums. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LHE, JUD, FIN

SB 2085, SD1

(SSCR3326)

Status

RELATING TO BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Education to provide public school and public charter school students with behavior analysis services. Requires the department to seek any necessary approvals from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to amend the state Medicaid plan to include applied behavior analysis services for eligible students who have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. (SD1)

 

LHE, CPC, FIN

SB 584, SD1

(SSCR2419)

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR SCHOOL REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE.

Requires the Department of Education to include source of project funding and amount of legislative appropriations used for some other purpose and the justification for such use in the information posted on the Department's website relating to school repair and maintenance projects. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 594, SD2

(SSCR2421)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a school meal subsidy program within the department of education to provide school lunch subsidies to children whose families do not otherwise qualify for free lunch under the free and reduced price lunch program, subject to income eligibility. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 2264, SD2

(SSCR3124)

Status

RELATING TO SCHOOL LUNCH REFORM.

Increases the number of days by which students must apply for free or reduced lunch and replenish the student's meal fund. Prohibits serving an alternative meal to students solely for failure to pay within thirty days of the first semester of a school year or thirty days after the student's meal fund account reaches a zero or negative balance. Prohibits a school from publicly identifying or stigmatizing a student who is unable to pay for a school meal. Requires the Department of Education to use moneys from the special school lunch fund to provide school meals. Appropriates funds into and out of the special school lunch fund. Requires the Department of Education to report to the Legislature regarding the number of students who are denied meals based on the inability to pay. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 2063, SD2

(SSCR2999)

Status

RELATING TO AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Establishes the Hawaii After-School Program for Youth within the Department of Education to provide after-school programs for public school and public charter school students in grades six through eight. Establishes the Hawaii after-school program for youth special fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LHE, FIN

SB 3037, SD1

(SSCR3349)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

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: 3 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 e-mail or the Web); 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 586-6210 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