STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1773-08


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2008


RE:   S.B. No. 1780

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2008

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1780, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to clarify existing employment exclusions under Chapters 386, 392, and 393, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), and to provide a new exclusion under Chapter 383, HRS.


     Your Committee made a draft available to the public for purposes of receiving testimony on the new proposed language that replaces the contents of this bill with provisions that require a public employer and the exclusive representative for each bargaining unit to include provisions in their respective collective bargaining agreements that provide for a duration not exceeding two years and ending on June 30 of an odd-numbered year.


     The Office of Collective Bargaining, Department of Human Resources Development, Department of Budget and Finance, Judiciary, City and County of Honolulu Department of Human Resources, County of Maui Department of Personnel Services, University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, and Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463, IAFF, AFL-CIO opposed this bill.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


(1)  Replacing its contents with the provisions of the proposed draft;


(2)  Changing the effective date to July 1, 2020, to encourage further discussion; and


(3)  Making additional technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1780, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1780, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,