Update on June 27, 2019: In the last 24 hours, the Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA) and the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) have received numerous inquiries about how this change affects them. Please click here to see the FAQs and answers: ACT 116 FAQs
On June 21, 2019, Governor David Ige signed Act 116 into law. This act honors Hawaii’s teachers by eliminating the need for payment of application, license, or permit fees. Act 116 became law on June 28, 2019.