STAND. COM. REP. NO. 885

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 828

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. 828, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO STUDENT TRANSPORTATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Require the Department of Education to establish a student bus fare rate system to include free bus passes for students whose household eligibility qualifies the student for free or reduced price lunch under the Free and Reduced Price Lunch Program; and

 

(2) Appropriate funds.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of 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. 828, 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