STAND. COM. REP. NO. 416-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2016

 

RE: H.B. No. 2738

H.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Education, to which was referred H.B. No. 2738 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to provide safe, high-quality educational activities during out-of-school hours for students attending public schools from grades kindergarten through twelve by:

 

(1) Establishing the Hawaii Three-to-six Out-of-school Program and Hawaii Three-to-six Out-of-school Program Revolving Fund; and

 

(2) Appropriating $9,000,000 for this purpose.

 

The Department of Education, Office of Youth Services, Hawaii Afterschool Alliance, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Parents and Children Together, Moiliili Community Center, Positive Coaching Alliance Hawaii, High Tech Youth Network, Kahoomiki, Pioneering Healthier Communities Honolulu, Hawaii Island School Garden Network, After-school All-stars Hawaii, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure. The Department of Human Services and State Public Charter School Commission supported the intent of the measure. The Department of Budget and Finance submitted comments.


 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the amount of the appropriation to an unspecified sum to facilitate further discussion;

 

(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and

 

(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

 

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 H.B. No. 2738, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2738, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Education,

 

 

 

 

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ROY M. TAKUMI, Chair