STAND. COM. REP. NO. 166

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1072

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education & Technology, to which was referred H.B. No. 1072 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION AND FEES SPECIAL FUND,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal the amendments made by Act 236, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, which:

 

(1) Required each University of Hawaii (University) campus to prepare an operations plan to be reviewed by the President, Vice President for Budget and Finance, and the Chief Financial Officer of the University; and

 

(2) Required monies in the University of Hawaii Tuition and Fees Special Fund for each University campus to lapse to the credit of University system wide support.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii System.

 

Your Committee finds that the amount of fees a student pays in a particular program can be significantly different from that in another program. While the commingling of funds or use of funds outside of that campus is a uniform way to manage funds paid to campuses via tuition and fees, it may also be inconsistent with the expectations of those that paid to a specific campus. This measure ensures that remaining monies in each campuses' fund stays to support those at that particular campus.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2060, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education & Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1072, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1072, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education & Technology,

 

 

 

 

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GREGG TAKAYAMA, Chair