STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2934

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 2013

H.D. 2

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Judiciary and Labor, to which was referred H.B. No. 2013, H.D. 2, 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 (8) 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, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.

 

Your Committee finds that the arbitration panel issued an award for public employees in collective bargaining unit (8), and this measure provides a legislative vehicle to effectuate the terms and conditions of the arbitrated award for public employees in collective bargaining unit (8).

 

Your Committee notes the University of Hawaii System's testimony that Governor's Message No. 11 requests funding through the budget appropriation bill for a one-time subsidy related to the collective bargaining agreement with unit (8), in addition to the funds authorized and appropriated by this measure. Your Committee requests that your Committee on Ways and Means further examine the issue.

 

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 H.B. No. 2013, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your 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