STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3413
RE: S.C.R. No. 44
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2016
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 44, S.D. 1, entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING A SUNRISE ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to request the Auditor to conduct a sunrise analysis of school psychologists, as set forth under S.B. No. 2612, introduced during the Regular Session of 2016.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Association of School Psychologists and one individual.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that, unlike school psychologists in the private sector, school psychologists in the public sector are exempt from the licensing statute for psychologists, pursuant to section 465-3(a)(3), Hawaii Revised Statutes. This exemption allows persons who do not have graduate training in school psychology and who do not meet nationally accepted certification standards to practice psychology in the public schools. Your Committee finds that the Auditor's sunrise review will set forth the probable effects of regulating school psychologists.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 44, S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair