STAND. COM. REP. NO. 9
RE: H.B. No. 678
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 678 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to increase charter school participation in collective bargaining by requiring the public employer to consist of the Governor, Board of Education, and two representatives elected by the Charter School Governing Board for collective bargaining matters related to charter schools.
The Hawaii Public Charter Schools Network and Halau Ku Mana New Century Public Charter School testified in support of this measure. The State Public Charter School Commission and Ka'u Learning Academy provided comments on this measure.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 678 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Education.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair