STAND. COM. REP. NO. 329-16
RE: H.B. No. 2213
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2213 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to establish the First-generation Matching Grant Program to provide private donors with a matching grant incentive to make financial contributions toward grant-based student financial aid for undergraduate University of Hawaii students with financial need and whose parents have not earned a baccalaureate or higher degree.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2525, to encourage further discussion.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate on this measure further, your Committee on Higher Education notes that $10,000,000 was suggested as the amount that would be necessary to initially fund the First-generation Matching Grant Program.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2213, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2213, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ISAAC W. CHOY, Chair