STAND. COM. REP. NO. 948

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 1192

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

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:

 

The purpose of this measure is to encourage civic engagement by:

 

(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, Hawaii Youth Services Network, Community Alliance on Prisons, and ten individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education, University of Hawaii 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,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair