STAND. COM. REP. NO. 64
RE: S.B. No. 1055
Honorable Shan S. Tsutsui
President of the Senate
Twenty-Sixth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2011
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1055 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate unspecified sums for Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund costs for collective bargaining unit (8) and its excluded counterparts within the Executive Branch.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that this measure provides a vehicle to implement pending collective bargaining agreements, should a vehicle be necessary to effectuate the purposes of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure for the purposes of clarity and consistency by making technical, nonsubstantive changes, including the following:
(1) Correcting the collective bargaining unit number from (8) to (2);
(2) Revising the name and program identification number of the appropriate fund into which funds shall be appropriated;
(3) Adding language authorizing the expenditure of the appropriated monies; and
(4) Limiting the designated excluded counterparts for whom appropriations shall be made to those officers and employees of the Executive Branch who belong to the same compensation plans as those officers and employees within collective bargaining unit (2).
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Judiciary and Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1055, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1055, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Judiciary and Labor,
CLAYTON HEE, Chair