Higher Education Committee, Hawaii State Senate

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The Higher Education Committee, formed in the 2013 session, is a standing committee of the Hawaii State Senate.

This committee also existed in the 2009-2010 legislative session, but not in the 2011-2012 session. The Education Committee was formed for the 2011-2012 session.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Hawaii State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The purview of this committee includes those programs relating to the University of Hawai‘i, the community college system, private higher education bond financing, and other education matters relevant to higher education, but not including Hawaii P-20 Initiative.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (1)
Jill Tokuda, ChairSamuel Slom
Michelle Kidani, Vice Chair
Russell Ruderman
Maile Shimabukuro

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 3-7)
  2. Information submitted by Carol Taniguchi via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 28, 2014.
  3. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 22-1)
  4. Hawaii State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Section 21-7)
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.