STAND. COM. REP. NO. 918
RE: H.B. No. 613
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 613, H.D. 2, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate elementary and secondary school emergency relief fund monies received by the State from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, Public Law 116-136, and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021, Public Law 116-260, to offset any budget reductions for fiscal year 2020-2021, 2021-2022, and 2022-2023 that are identified or proposed by the Department of Education and the Governor that would result in the reduction of personnel who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement pursuant to chapter 89, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and who are employed at the school level, subject to certain requirements and conditions.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Education Caucus, Hui for Excellence in Education, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and seven individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Board of Education and Department of Education.
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. 613, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair