STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2926
RE: S.B. No. 2184
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2184 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO DIGITAL LEARNING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish a Digital Learning Center within the Department of Education to improve digital learning and other computer skills for public school students.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, and Kamehameha Schools.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that a dedicated office within the Department of Education to coordinate digital learning will help to provide additional learning opportunities, through virtual classrooms, for students in rural areas and smaller schools while ensuring that students in all areas have the digital skills necessary for college and the workforce.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2184, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2184, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair