HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

Rep. Amy A. Perruso, Chair

Rep. Jeanne Kapela, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lisa Marten

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Rose Martinez

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Rep. Diamond Garcia

Rep. Sean Quinlan

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 3, 2023

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 554

Status

RELATING TO CAMPUS SAFETY.

Requires that University of Hawaii students and employees receive training on sexual misconduct awareness and trauma informed responses, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Requires that the University of Hawaii ensure that any individual who participates in implementing the university's disciplinary process has training or experience in handling sexual misconduct complaints and the university's disciplinary process. Requires that the university provide mandatory annual trauma informed, gender inclusive, LGBTQ+ inclusive sexual misconduct primary prevention and awareness programming for students and employees of the university. Prohibits the university from taking disciplinary action against individuals reporting sexual misconduct unless certain exceptions apply.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 580

Status

RELATING TO VICTIM-COUNSELOR PRIVILEGE.

Expands the victim-counselor privilege under the Hawaii Rules of Evidence to include confidential advocates employed by the University of Hawaii. Increases the minimum number of hours of training a domestic violence victims' counselor must complete to be considered a victim counselor.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 877

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Establishes the Hookaulike: A Criminal Legal System Institute for Restoration and Healing, at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson school of law. Appropriates funds.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

HB 1268

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Requires the University of Hawaii sea grant college program to contract with an independent consultant for the development of a statewide strategic five-year plan for aquaculture. Appropriates funds.

 

HET, WAL, FIN

HB 1407

Status

RELATING TO WATER TESTING.

Appropriates moneys to the department of science of the University of Hawaii Maui College to support water testing on the island of Maui, including supplies and the creation of 2.0 FTE positions.

 

HET, WAL, FIN

HB 1430

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT HILO.

Establishes the Institute of Indigenous Education, Science, and Outreach within the University of Hawaii at Hilo.

 

HET, JHA, FIN

 

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Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Chair