STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1705


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009


RE:   S.B. No. 19

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 2





Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 19, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to encourage the development of a well-trained workforce by providing a preference for bidders on a public works contract, with an estimated value of $250,000 or more, entered into under Hawaii's Procurement Law if the bidder has a written agreement with an apprenticeship program registered with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR). 


     The Laborers' Union and Hawaii Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, supported this bill.  DLIR, Department of Accounting and General Services, General Contractors Association, and Building Industry Association of Hawaii opposed this bill.  The Hawaii Carpenters Union submitted comments.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  In lieu of the provision requiring the bidder to have a written agreement with an apprenticeship program registered with DLIR, clarifying that for a bidder to receive the preference, the bidder must be a party to an apprenticeship agreement registered with DLIR for each apprenticeable trade the bidder will employ to construct the public works; and


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


     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. 19, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 19, S.D. 1, H.D. 2.


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