STAND. COM. REP. NO. 148
RE: S.B. No. 1098
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 1098 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LIBRARIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make amendments to the Hawaii Revised Statutes to accurately reflect long-standing Board of Education and Hawaii State Public Library System practice.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Public Library System.
Your Committee finds that, although chapter 312, Hawaii Revised Statutes, assigns various duties and responsibilities regarding state public libraries to the Board of Education, in practice, the State Librarian has carried out those duties and responsibilities. It is appropriate to amend statute to accurately place library-related duties within the purview of the State Librarian.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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. 1098, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1098, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair