HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Chair

Rep. Lisa Marten, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Rose Martinez

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. Diamond Garcia

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

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Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1328

Status

RELATING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

Provides funding for rental or lease of facilities under legislative appropriations and bond authorizations to the state public charter school commission for the design, planning, construction, repair, and maintenance of public charter school improvements. Appropriates general funds for infrastructure costs, rental or lease assistance, and the repair and maintenance of network infrastructure for charter schools.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1345

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes a pilot program in the state public charter school commission to provide an educational pathway for teacher licensure or staff certification for cultural practitioners.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1210

Status

RELATING TO ALTERNATIVE SPORTS LEAGUES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

Requires the Department of Education to create and manage a sports league for high school students in West Oahu, to further aid the development of high school students. This league is open to all high school students, regardless of whether the student attends a public, private, charter, or home school.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 658

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Allows students who experienced educational disruption to graduate high school through enrollment in an accepted alternative education program and participation in certain activities approved by the department of education.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1046

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES.

Allows the administration of medication to public school students by health assistants with the approval of a health care professional within the Department of Education, Department of Health, or a health care service per a written agreement with the Department of Education. Replaces the term "school health aides" with "school health assistants" to reflect recent changes to the job title.

 

EDN, CPC

HB 942

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONSE.

Requires each Department of Education school to establish a critical medical emergency response team. Appropriates moneys.

 

EDN, HLT, FIN

HB 1223

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER LOANS.

Establishes a teacher loan program to encourage individuals to become teachers in hard-to-fill positions of Department of Education schools. Allows the loan to be forgiven after 5 years of teaching in a hard-to-fill position.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1327

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Establishes a state income tax credit for qualified expenses incurred by prekindergarten through twelfth-grade teachers, instructors, school librarians, counselors, principals, registrars, or aides in a school.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1331

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Extends the school supply subsidy pilot program established pursuant to Act 142, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, for an additional two years. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1048

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes the Hawaii Educational Expenditure Trust Fund as a separate fund of the Department of Education for improving the education of, and supporting the programs benefiting, the students of the Hawaii public school system.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 843

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Authorizes supplemental categorical funding for remote schools. Appropriates funds.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 55

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Requires the department of education to establish grant programs to provide funds for the planning and implementation of community schools.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 630

Status

PROPOSING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION.

Proposes a constitutional amendment that would: (1) establish local school boards throughout the State to be elected from at least 7 school districts as provided by law; and (2) create an educational standards and accountability commission.

 

EDN, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Chair