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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 11, 2021

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 396

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows nonprofit organizations to establish an applicant governing board and develop a charter application for a start-up or conversion charter school; provided that (1) the governing board operates separately from the nonprofit organization and (2) the governing board may include members of the nonprofit organization, but such members shall not constitute a majority of the governing board's members.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1221

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Requires charter school authorizers to provide a list of approved 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.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 514

Status

RELATING TO ON-SITE EARLY CHILDHOOD FACILITIES.

Establishes an income tax credit for employers who create on‑site early childhood facilities. Establishes and appropriates funds for 1.0 FTE on-site early childhood facility coordinator position. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 546

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Amends the composition of the early learning board to make a representative from Aha Punana Leo a standing member.

 

EDN, JHA

HB 1360

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.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1362

Status

RELATING TO ACCESS TO LEARNING.

Establishes the Hawaii early childhood educator stipend program to address shortage of early childhood education educators. Extends certain effective dates for implementation of Act 46, SLH 2020. Requires the application of a uniform assessment for public and charter school kindergarten students. Allows educational data to be shared using an existing system. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

 

DECISION-MAKING

 

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 613

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Short form bill relating to education.

 

EDN

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair