STAND. COM. REP. NO. 948
RE: H.B. No. 1192
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1192, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Requiring the Public Access Room of the Legislative Reference Bureau to establish and maintain an outreach and engagement program for primary, secondary, post-secondary, and community education;
(2) Requiring the Department of Education and University of Hawaii to assign appropriate staff to coordinate with the Public Access Room for the outreach and engagement program; and
(3) Appropriating funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position within the Public Access Room to help implement these requirements.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Hawai‘i Youth Services Network, Community Alliance on Prisons, and ten individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education, University of Hawai‘i System, and Commission to Promote and Advance Civic Education.
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. 1192, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair