STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2336

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: S.B. No. 2611

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Education and Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 2611 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"

 

beg leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds to provide training and track data on public school pupil punishment and use of restraints restrictions.

 

Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education; Special Education Advisory Council; and Hoomana Pono, LLC.

 

Your Committees find that it is in the public interest for school personnel to be well trained in the proper use of physical restraints as well as non-violent crisis intervention. Effective data collection and oversight is also critical to detecting and eliminating instances of improper punishments used against students.

 

As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Education and Judiciary and Labor that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2611 and recommend that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Education and Judiciary and Labor,

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair

 

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MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair