STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1026


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2021


RE:   S.B. No. 224

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 224 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Require public schools that have a career and technical education program to enroll all high school students, including students who reside outside of the school's service area, who submit a timely application for participation in the program, subject to certain capacity requirements; and


     (2)  Exempt a student enrolled in a career and technical education program from the requirement to attend school within the service area in which the student resides.


     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Teachers Association.  Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education.


     Your Committee finds that educational programs specializing in career readiness and technical expertise can provide students with the skills needed to pursue careers in the State when they enter the job market.  Your Committee believes that this measure will expand the number of students receiving career and technical skills education by allowing students to enroll in career and technical programs relating to health care workforce development, regardless of where they reside.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050; and


     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of 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 S.B. No. 224, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 224, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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