STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1843


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2007


RE:   S.B. No. 1950

      S.D. 2

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fourth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2007

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1950, S.D. 2, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to prepare for the increase in vacancies in government employment as the baby boomers retire, by temporarily allowing the State and counties to rehire retirees while shielding these retirees from any adverse effects on their normal retirement benefits.


     The Judiciary, Department of Education, Mayor of the County of Hawaii, Maui County Police Department, Kauai County Department of Water, State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers, a member of the Maui County Council, and the Hawaii State Teachers Association supported this bill.  The Maui County Department of Personnel Services, Honolulu City and County Department of Human Resources, and Hawaii County Department of Human Resources supported the intent of the bill.  The State of Hawaii Department of Human Resources Development and Employees' Retirement System provided comments.


     Your Committee has amended this bill by:


(1)  Changing its effective date to July 1, 2020, to promote further discussion; and


(2)  Making 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. 1950, 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. 1950, S.D. 2, H.D. 2.


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