HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Jeanne Kapela, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Rep. Gregg Takayama, Chair

Rep. Lynn DeCoite, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Sonny Ganaden

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

SB 245, SD1

(SSCR795)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education's existing Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) working group to create a state plan to make completion of the FAFSA or an opt-out waiver a statewide graduation requirement by the 2023-2024 school year. Requires a report to the 2022 Legislature. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN/HET, FIN

SB 1271, SD2

(SSCR892)

Status

RELATING TO EARLY LEARNING.

Establishes an early childhood educator stipend program to be administered by the executive office on early learning to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators in Hawaii. Requires stipend fund repayments for the early childhood educator stipend program to be deposited into the early learning special fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 813

(SSCR962)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires authorizers to provide to each charter schools it oversees a list of approved independent auditors.

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 814, SD1

(SSCR681)

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Clarifies the process for applicants to apply to open and operate a charter school. Provides for penalties for authorizers who fail to timely comply with board decisions. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 815, SD2

(SSCR790)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.

Establishes maintenance of effort provisions. Establishes a public education stabilization trust fund. Requires reports. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 702, SD2

(SSCR879)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION FUNDING.

Requires the committee on weights to submit a report to the legislature detailing any changes to the funding formula within 30 days of the final report. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 76, SD2

(SSCR603)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires that the board of education prioritize for the superintendent of education position candidates that have the minimum qualification of ten years of employment in a department of education with at least five of those years serving in the capacity as a principal or higher and a desired qualification for a candidate is having a working understanding of the State's tri-level system of educational administration. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 516, SD1

(SSCR958)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the State board for career and technical education to oversee and review annually statewide data collection processes and reporting requirements related to the student attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies to collect and report disaggregated data on students' attainment of industry-recognized credentials. Requires certain agencies to pursue data-sharing agreements with credentialing entities. Requires an annual report to the governor and legislature. (SD1)

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

SB 807, SD2

(SSCR313)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires each school's academic and financial plan to include a clear accounting of all resources that will be allocated to address and achieve each measurable outcome, the school's priority improvement strategies and measures to determine progress, and certain assessment scores. Requires the department of education to submit an annual report on the school academic and financial plans to the board of education and the legislature. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 1004

(SSCR674)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, requires the department of education to include the teaching of financial literacy in the personal/transition plan requirement for each student.

 

EDN, CPC, FIN

SB 144, SD2

(SSCR243)

Status

RELATING TO A SCHOOL SUPPLY SUBSIDY PILOT PROGRAM.

Establishes and makes an appropriation for a 1-year school supply subsidy pilot program at Naalehu elementary school. Takes effect 7/1/2050. Sunsets 1/1/2023. (SD2)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 804, SD1

(SSCR868)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER RENTAL HOUSING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Public Housing Authority and Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation to provide rental housing projects for teachers employed by the Department of Education and public charter schools. Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Appropriates funds for deposit into the dwelling unit revolving fund. Requires the Department of Education to lease land and contract with private entities for the development, management, maintenance, or revitalization of teacher housing. Permits a project owner to lease teacher housing to other eligible tenants if occupancy of teacher housing is less than 95 per cent of total units in a project. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDN, HSG, FIN

The following measure(s) were previously heard on 3/11/2021 at 2:00 P.M.. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HCR 55 / HR 44

Status / Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO REQUEST A FEDERAL WAIVER FROM STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

 

EDN, FIN

 

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Rep. Gregg Takayama

Chair

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair