STAND. COM. REP. NO. 420

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2015

 

RE: H.B. No. 546

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Higher Education, 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.

 

United Public Workers supported this measure. The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME, Local 152, AFL-CIO supported the intent of this measure. The University of Hawaii opposed this measure.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 546 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,

 

 

 

 

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ISAAC W. CHOY, Chair