STAND. COM. REP. NO. 851

 

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 Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1077, S.D. 1, 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 funds for collective bargaining cost items, salary adjustments, and other cost items for public employees in collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts for fiscal biennium 2015-2017.

 

     Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, East Hawaii Region of Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, University of Hawaii, and Office of Collective Bargaining.

 

     Your Committee finds that negotiations for collective bargaining unit (2) agreements are currently in progress.  This measure provides a legislative vehicle to appropriate necessary funds if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2015 Regular Session.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1077, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,

 

 

 

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JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair