Legislative reports

The Department annually produces reports on the education-related bills and resolutions passed in the regular session from the previous year in the Hawaii State Legislature. Annual reports additionally requested by the Legislature are also produced. Reports for 2014-15 are compiled and added here.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2014-15 Reports

A. Reports on the bills and resolutions passed in the 2013 and 2014 Regular Session, Hawaii State Legislature.





1​Act 134 (SLH 2013)
HB 200, HD1, SD1, CD1
Section 302A-1301, HRS

Relating to the DOE's Operating Budget Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2013-14

Report demonstrating that 1) the Department's administrative expenditures shall not exceed 6.5 percent of its operating budget, and 2) not less than 70 percent of appropriations for the total budget of the Department shall be expended by principals. View report


​Act 134, SLH 2013
HB 200, HD1, SD1, CD1
Section 125 (p. 265)

Relating to All Means of Finance Expenditures and Enrollment

Report to the 2014 and 2015 Legislature.
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​Act 206, SLH 2014 HB 1796 HD2, SD1, CD1

Relating to Restraint and Seclusion

Report to the 2014 and 2015 Legislature.
View report

B. DOE Required Annual Reports.






​ACT 122 (SLH 2014) HB 1700, HD1, SD1, CD1 Section 19.4 (p.64-65)

The State Budget re: EDN 400 Utilities

​SECTION 19.4. Provided that of the general fund appropriation of $9,000,000 added by this Act for fiscal year 2014-15 for school support (EDN400): 1) If a portion of the general fund appropriation is not expended or encumbered for fiscal year 2014-15, the unexpended and unencumbered portion shall not be expended or encumbered for any other purpose during fiscal year 2014-15 and shall lapse into the general fund on June 30, 2015; <2> The department of education shall submit to the legislature a report on its utility costs that includes at least the following: (a) Projected costs for electricity, water, sewer, and gas for each fiscal year through fiscal year 2015-16; (b) Projected cost savings during each of the same fiscal years from renewable energy and other projects planned to be implemented by the department; (c) Projected operating and capital costs, means of financing, and installation timeline for the renewable energy and other projects planned to be implemented by the department through fiscal year 2015-16. The department shall submit the report to the legislature not later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2015. View report


​ACT 155 (SLH 2013) SB 237, SD2, HD1, CD1

Relating to Pilot Project for Lease of Public School Lands

SECTION 4. The Department of Education shall submit a report to include: 1) A timeline for the pilot program pursuant to this Act, including but not limited to: (a) A timeline for the redevelopment of each selected site; (b) An estimate start and completion date for each selected site; and (c) Estimates for the time required to obtain any necessary county or state approvals required to complete the redevelopment of each site; 2) A summary of the Department's activities, results, and recommendations to optimize the use of public school lands as a means to build or renovate twenty-first century schools and school-centered communities; 3) A summary of all school and community engagement efforts undertaken or that will be undertaken by the Department in carrying out the pilot program pursuant to this Act; 4) A summary of the Department’s current and projected budgeted expenses, including the identification of any contracts with third parties and the creation of temporary positions within the department in carrying out the pilot program pursuant to this Act; 5) A summary of any capacity and funding issues or challenges the Department has encountered in carrying out the pilot project pursuant to this Act; and 6) Any proposed legislation. Appropriation of $100,000 for FY 2013-2014 and the like for 2014-2015 for the public school lands pilot program. (DOE report due 20 days prior to 2014 Leg. session and each regular session thereafter until the completion of each project authorized pursuant to this Act.) View report


​Act 245 (SLH2007)
Historical note: HB 0019 HD2, SD2, CD1

Relating to Education re: School Impact Fees

​DOE annual report to the Legislature 20 days before regular session on the state of implementation of the School Impact Fees Act (codified as HRS sections 302A-1601 through 302A-1612).
View report

7​Section 29-25, HRS

Federal Impact Aid, United States Department of Defense Funds, and Indirect Overhead Reimbursements

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​Section 302A-1504.5, HRS Historical note: Act 133 (SLH2012), Act 31 (SLH2010) & Act 150 (SLH2011)

School-level Minor Repairs and Maintenance Special Fund

DOE annual report to Director of Finance identifying total amount of funds in the school-level minor repairs and maintenance special fund that carries over to the next fiscal year submitted 90 days after the close of the FY, with a copy of the report filed with the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of each regular session.
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​Section 304A-1202

Teacher Education Coordinating Committee (TECC)

Report on activities relating to: 1) the development of strong teacher training programs and accredited institutions of higher learning in Hawaii, and 2) addressing issues and concerns regarding teacher preparation and other educational matters related to improving education in the State of Hawaii.
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10​Section 37-41.5, HRS

Relating to Carryover of Funds

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11​Section 37-74 (d) HRS

Relating to the Transfers of Appropriated Funds and Positions

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Contact Information

Malia Espinda

Phone: 808-780-0233

Email: Malia_Espinda@hawaiidoe.org

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