STAND. COM. REP. NO 284

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                

 

RE:    S.B. No. 1077

       S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Donna Mercado Kim

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Madam:

 

     Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1077 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 and authorize funds for the collective bargaining agreement for employees in collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts.

 

     Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Office of Collective Bargaining, University of Hawaii System, and Hawaii Government Employees Association.

 

     Your Committee finds that this measure provides a necessary vehicle for the funding of the collective bargained terms reached with regard to collective bargaining unit (2) and its excluded counterparts.  Your Committee believes that it is more appropriate for the Committee on Ways and Means to determine the amounts of funding to be included in this measure.

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

     (1)  Inserting an effective date of January 7, 2059, to encourage further discussion; and

 

     (2)  Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.

 

     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. 1077, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1077, 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,

 

 

 

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GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair