STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1029
RE: S.B. No. 813
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 813 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to require charter school authorizers to provide the authorizer's respective charter school with a list of independent auditors, rather than selecting three independent auditors, from which their respective charter school is to select an independent auditor for its annual financial audit.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Public Charter School Commission and Kanu o Ka Aina New Century Public Charter School. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from Kanu o ka Aina Learning Ohana.
Your Committee finds that the availability of services of auditors selected by the State Public Charter School Commission is limited for neighbor island charter schools. Your Committee further finds that this measure will increase audit services and reduce the delay in the completion of audits for charter schools across the State.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2050.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 813, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 813, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
JUSTIN H. WOODSON, Chair