STAND. COM. REP. NO. 854
RE: S.B. No. 508
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 508 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require the Department of Education to establish and administer an ocean safety and stewardship education program at each public elementary school for students in the fourth grade.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that ocean safety and stewardship education will help prevent drowning accidents and instill in students a sense of responsibility and respect for the ocean and coastal environment.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 508 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair