STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2140

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: S.B. No. 941

S.D. 2

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 S.B. No. 941, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE SCHOOL FACILITIES AUTHORITY,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Authorize the School Facilities Authority to partner with public and private agencies to develop:

 

(A) Housing, including workforce housing, for teachers, educators, and staff; and

 

(B) Classrooms;

 

(2) Authorize the School Facilities Authority to delegate authority to other state or county agencies to develop housing and classrooms, under certain conditions; and

 

(3) Appropriate funds to the School Facilities Authority for the construction of housing and classrooms at Mililani High School, Nanakuli High & Intermediate School, and Waipahu High School, with housing location and tenant requirements.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Executive Office on Early Learning; Nānākuli-Waianae Interim Complex Area Superintendent; Hawaii State Teachers Association; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the School Facilities Authority.

 

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 S.B. No. 941, S.D. 2, 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