STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1872


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 516

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





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 S.B. No. 516, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (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, HawaiiKidsCAN, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and three individuals.


     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 S.B. No. 516, S.D. 1, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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