STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1048
RE: S.B. No. 391
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 391, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COMMUNITY COLLEGE WORKFORCE TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to stimulate and revitalize the State's post-pandemic economic recovery by investing in workforce development programs.
More specifically, the measure appropriates funds for administration, training, personnel, and student support components of the workforce development programs administered by the University of Hawaii community colleges.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Education, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, University of Hawaii, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, ACT, Maui Hotel and Lodging Association, and four individuals.
Your Committee finds that the workforce development programs funded by this measure will prepare participants for initial employment, career advancement, continuing education, or entering a new profession, and thus provide pathways to rewarding career opportunities, especially for high school graduates.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
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. 391, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 391, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair