STAND. COM. REP. NO. 865

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 1294

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1294, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the transfer of non-facility general fund per-pupil allocations of special education students of a Department of Education school to a charter school upon receipt of the completed intent to enroll form of the student at the charter school, subject to certain conditions.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Kanu o ka Āina New Century Public Charter School, DreamHouse Ewa Beach Public Charter School, and six individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Department of Education. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the State Public Charter School Commission.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1294, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1294, H.D. 2.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair