HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, March 21, 2016

TIME:

2:30PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

SB 814, SD1

(SSCR2526)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the board of education to name the new public high school in Kihei, Maui, the "Patsy Takemoto Mink Kihei High School" in honor of the late United States Representative Patsy Takemoto Mink. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2232, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1046-16)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Creates and appropriates funds for the Erin's Law task force to guide the establishment of a program to educate public school students on sexual abuse prevention through use of age appropriate curricula, provide relevant training to school teachers and staff, and inform parents about important child sexual abuse topics. Sets out guidelines of instruction. (SB2232 HD1)

 

HUS, EDN, FIN

SB 2476, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1078-16)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Enhances early language services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Establishes a working group for the purposes of investigating issues related to resources and tools for parents of children who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind and improvements to the statewide system of services that support age-appropriate language development for children from birth to age five who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Requires working group to report to legislature. Appropriates funds for two positions to support the early language services within the Department of Health. (SB2476 HD1)

 

HLT, EDN, FIN

SB 2426

(SSCR2683)

Status

RELATING TO STUDENT MEALS.

Prohibits denying a student a meal for the first: (1) thirty days of a semester while the student's application for free or reduced lunch is being processed; or (2) week the student's meal fund balance is zero or negative. Authorizes DOE to adopt rules or policies on the collection of funds for negative student meal balances.

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2981, SD1

(SSCR2730)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Recognizes American Sign Language as a world language, and allows public school students who pass courses in American Sign Language to receive credit toward world language graduation requirements. (SD1)

 

EDN, FIN

SB 2604, SD1

(HSCR1090-16)

Status

RELATING TO A MICROGRID PILOT PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS.

Requires the department of education to establish an off-grid microgrid pilot project through the Ka Hei program at a school of its choosing. (SD1)

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair