STAND. COM. REP. NO. 839

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 546

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 546 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require the University of Hawaii to provide nonsupervisory employees in blue collar positions and similarly situated officers and employees who are excluded from collective bargaining with the same educational benefits provided to faculty of the University of Hawaii and the community college system.

 

The United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO and Americans for Democratic Action Hawaii supported this measure. The University of Hawaii opposed this measure. The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO provided comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage 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 H.B. No. 546, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 546, H.D. 1.

 

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

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair