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May 14, 2003

Senate Bill 631: Changes to Truancy Proceedings

Author:
HANABUSA, Ihara, Kim, Chun Oakland, Sakamoto

Summary:
This bill would have authorized an administrative hearing officer instead of a judge to hear truancy cases. These cases could have been initiated by any person. The penalty for truancy would also have been increased.

Status:
This bill was introduced on January 16, 2003. The Education Committee amended the bill and then voted 9-0 to pass the bill with the amendments. Two senators on the Education Committee, Menor and Hogue, voted for the bill with reservations. The bill was then sent to the Judiciary and Hawaii Affairs Committee. Since the Hawaii Legislature adjourned sine die on May 1, 2003, the bill is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:
This bill was opposed.

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