STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1699

                                   Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                     , 1999

                                   RE:  S.R. No. 17
                                        S.D. 1




Honorable Norman Mizuguchi
President of the Senate
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii

Sir:

     Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.R.
No. 17, S.D. 1, entitled:

     "SENATE RESOLUTION REQUESTING HAWAII'S CONGRESSIONAL
     DELEGATION TO URGE THE AMENDMENT OF FEDERAL ACQUISITION
     REGULATIONS TO INCORPORATE LANGUAGE IN A PRESIDENTIAL
     MEMORANDUM ENCOURAGING THE USE OF PROJECT LABOR AGREEMENTS
     IN FEDERAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS,"

begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this measure is to encourage the federal
government to use project labor agreements in federal
construction contracts.

     Project labor agreements have been used informally in
federal construction contracts and operate to provide a
continuous flow of work throughout the construction project.
Project labor agreements help fill the gaps and smooth over the
bumps when different trades are working together on the same
project.  Project labor agreements have proven to be successful
for several large federal projects.

     Federal contracts are awarded according to the federal
acquisition regulations, a part of the Code of Federal
Regulations, which do not provide for project labor agreements.
This means project labor agreements are entered into irregularly,
on an ad hoc basis, as part of construction contracts.

 
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     Your Committee finds that it would be beneficial to mandate
the use of project labor agreements in certain federal contracts.
Your Committee agrees that encouraging Hawaii's congressional
delegation to pursue the permanent use of projection labor
agreements in all federal contracts issued for the State of
Hawaii will provide efficient service and be an effective
management tool.

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your
Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your
Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of S.R. No. 17,
S.D. 1, and recommends its adoption.

                                 Respectfully submitted on behalf
                                 of the members of the Committee
                                 on Ways and Means,



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                                 CAROL FUKUNAGA, Co-Chair



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                                 ANDREW LEVIN, Co-Chair

 
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