STAND. COM. REP. NO.2094
RE: S.B. No. 2114
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor and Health and Human Services, to which was referred S.B. No. 2114 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow family leave benefits to be negotiated for employees subject to collective bargaining.
Testimony in support of the measure was received from the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly. The ILWU Local 142 supported the intent of the measure but requested that it be amended so that only family leave that may be in addition to the four weeks already authorized in statute would be negotiable. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations opposed passage of the measure.
Your Committees find that the measure is drafted in the spirit of Act 253, Session Laws of Hawaii 2000, otherwise known as the Civil Service Modernization Act, in that it enables employers and employees to negotiate more aspects of the employees' terms of employment.
Your Committees have amended the measure by adopting the ILWU's recommendation to ensure that employees' established right to a minimum of four weeks of family leave is not diminished and by making a technical amendment to conform the measure to recommended drafting procedures.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor and Health and Human Services that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2114, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2114, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor and Health and Human Services,
DAVID MATSUURA, Chair
BOB NAKATA, Chair