HONOLULU (KHON2) — Gov. David Ige signed seven bills into law related to education in Hawaii, medical education and loan repayment for health care professionals.

There were two signing ceremonies that took place on Thursday, July 7.

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These are the education-related bills Gov. Ige signed into law:

  • HB2000: Appropriates funds to the school facilities authority, expanding access to pre-kindergarten to keiki who are eligible.
  • SB2182: Establishes a school garden coordinator position within the Department of Education.
  • SB2818: Establishes a summer learning coordinator position within the DOE.
  • SB2862: Appropriates funds to install air conditioning units for public school classrooms.
  • HB1561: Establishes a workforce readiness program, providing students with the opportunities to earn associate degrees, workforce development diplomas, pre-apprenticeship certificates and other industry-recognized certificates.

Watch the governor’s first bill signing ceremony about education in Hawaii:

In a second ceremony, Gov. Ige also signed two more bills into law. These relate to medical education and training, as well as loan repayment for healthcare professionals.

These are the medical education and loan repayment bills Gov. Ige signed into law:

  • SB2657: Relating to medical education in Hawaii.
  • SB2597: Relating to loan repayment for healthcare professionals in the state.