STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1456
RE: S.B. No. 516
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 516, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Require the State Board for Career and Technical Education to oversee and review annually the statewide data collection processes, reporting requirements, and business rules related to the student attainment of industry-recognized credentials;
(2) Require the State Board for Career and Technical Education to provide an annual report to the Governor and Legislature on students' attainment of industry‑recognized credentials; and
(3) Include career and technical education and credential data in the statewide longitudinal data system to help assess the longitudinal education and workforce outcomes of students who attempted an educational course, training program, career program, postsecondary program, or other workforce training program.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Office of the State Director for Career and Technical Education, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, HawaiiKidsCAN, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that in the current job market, nearly sixty-five percent of available positions require postsecondary credentials. Industry-recognized credentials are important because they teach the specific knowledge and skills that are required for an occupation or industry. This measure will help break down Hawaii labor market data by credential to help inform career and technical training pathways that can contribute to future workforce generations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Requiring all state data collection processes, reporting requirements, and business rules to support the collection of student-level data that is disaggregated specifically for Hawaii's population, including but not limited to disaggregated data for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, of industry-recognized credential attainment; 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 Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 516, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to your Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 516, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary & Hawaiian Affairs,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair