HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Rep. Roy M. Takumi, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TIME:

2:00pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB1412

 

HB 759, HD1

(HSCR42)

Status

RELATING TO COOLING SYSTEMS IN PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES.

Requires DOE and DAGS, in consultation with the State Energy Office of DBEDT and Hawaii Natural Energy Institute of UH, to develop a cooling master strategy and comprehensive retrofitting study for public schools and to report findings to the Legislature. Authorizes general obligation bonds and appropriates funds for efficient classroom-cooling demonstration projects. (HB759 HD1)

 

EEP, EDN, FIN

HB 487

Status

RELATING TO A STATE-FUNDED COLLEGE GRANT PROGRAM.

Establishes a state-funded Aloha Grant Program, to be developed and administered by the Department of Education.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 1406

Status

RELATING TO STANDARDIZED TESTING.

Requires the BOE to administer standardized tests early in the school year in order to use the tests to inform instruction in the school year in which the test is administered. Establishes conditions for standardized testing. Requires periodic audits of standardized testing protocols and reports to the legislature and the governor.

 

EDN, FIN

HB 874, HD1

(HSCR97)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAIIAN LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAM.

Requires the Department of Education to develop and implement for Ka Papahana Kaiapuni students, annual assessments in the Hawaiian language that are not Hawaiian translations of general state assessments. (HB874 HD1)

 

OMH, EDN, FIN

HB 1349

(HSCR87)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER TENURE.

Sets probationary period of specified licensed charter school teachers according to policies and practices as determined by DOE, BOE, and collective bargaining agreements.

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 627, HD1

(HSCR76)

Status

RELATING TO A FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAM.

Establishes the Hawaii Farm to School Program and two Farm to School Coordinator Positions. Appropriates funds. (HB627 HD1)

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 853, HD1

(HSCR78)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a K-12 Agriculture Workforce Development Pipeline Initiative in DLIR to conduct trainings for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-sufficiency. Appropriates funds to support the Initiative. (HB853 HD1)

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 995

(HSCR79)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates unspecified sums to the Future Farmers of America program and the 4-H program to educate and support youth in agriculture careers.

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

HB 1412, HD1

(HSCR235)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Makes permanent the Department of Education's authority to supervise its accounts. Makes required housekeeping amendments to statutory provisions relating to the Department of Education's fiscal operations. (HB1412 HD1)

 

EDN

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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For Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Chair