HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

132

TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE, 2013

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the board of education.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature finds that while constituting eleven per cent (17,044 of 156,614) of students in the public school system, students in special education programs do not have a designated representative on the board of education.

The purpose of this Act is to require that one nonvoting member from the special education community shall serve on the board of education.

SECTION 2. Section 302A-121, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"[[]302A-121[]] Board of education; members; student and military representatives. (a) The board shall consist of nine members as follows:

(1) One member from the county of Hawaii;

(2) One member from the county of Maui;

(3) One member from the county of Kauai;

(4) Three members from the city and county of Honolulu; and

(5) Three at-large members; provided that the governor shall select an at-large member as the chairperson.

The members shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice and consent of the senate. The governor may remove or suspend for cause any member of the board.

(b) Pursuant to article XVIII, section 12, of the Hawaii state constitution, the period of transition from the elected to the appointed board shall be as determined in section 21 of Act 5, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011.

(c) The members of the board shall serve without pay but shall be entitled to reimbursement for necessary expenses, including travel and board and lodging expenses, while attending meetings of the board or when actually engaged in business relating to the work of the board.

(d) Pursuant to section 302A-447, the state student council shall select a nonvoting public high school student representative to the board.

(e) Pursuant to section 302A-1101(c), the board shall invite the senior military commander in Hawaii to appoint a nonvoting military representative to the board.

(f) The governor shall appoint, with the advice and consent of the senate, a nonvoting member from the special education community to the board."

SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

BOE; Special Education; Nonvoting Member

 

Description:

Requires the governor to appoint a nonvoting member from the special education community to the board of education.

 

 

 

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