STAND. COM. REP. NO.  852-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 2507

      H.D. 2





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2507, H.D. 2, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Make housekeeping amendments that remove preschools from the Superintendent's scope of authority to clarify that the responsibility for preschool and pre-kindergarten is with the Early Learning Board and the Executive Office on Early Learning;


     (2)  Allow the Director of the Executive Office on Early Learning to authorize preschool personnel access to students' immunization registry information for the purpose of ensuring compliance with mandatory student immunization requirements; and


     (3)  Require the Department of Education to administer special education and Title I funded programs at the prekindergarten level.


     The Early Learning Board, Hawaii Children's Action Network, and Oahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawaii testified in support of this measure.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2507, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.



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