STAND. COM. REP. NO. 320
RE: S.B. No. 1101
Honorable Donna Mercado Kim
President of the Senate
Twenty-Eighth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2015
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred S.B. No. 1101 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to extend the state civil service exemption for persons hired or contracted by the Hawaii Public Housing Authority to repair and maintain vacant state housing units.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Public Housing Authority. Your Committees received testimony in opposition to this measure from United Public Workers.
Your Committees find that with the passage of Act 159, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, the Hawaii Public Housing Authority was able to hire twenty-six exempt and professionally licensed staff members to significantly improve turnaround time for repair and maintenance work on vacant units. Currently, the turnaround time is seven days.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of June 29, 2015; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Human Services and Housing and Judiciary and Labor that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1101, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1101, S.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Human Services and Housing and Judiciary and Labor,
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair
SUZANNE CHUN OAKLAND, Chair