STAND. COM. REP. NO. 775
RE: S.B. No. 968
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 968 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO SERVICES PERFORMED BY CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to establish thirty-four permanent civil service positions in the Hawaii Public Housing Authority's Multi-Skilled Worker Program.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Human Resources Development and Hawaii Public Housing Authority.
Your Committees find that the Hawaii Public Housing Authority Multi-Skilled Worker Program is a crucial component of the State's effort to meet the critical need for public housing in Hawaii. Your Committees further find that the program currently operates at approximately half of its staffing capacity.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Deleting section 1;
(2) Clarifying that this measure establishes permanent civil service positions, rather than authorizing their establishment;
(3) Inserting an effective date of January 7, 2059, to encourage further discussion; and
(4) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
Your Committees note that it is unclear whether sufficient funding exists for the permanent civil service positions established by this measure and acknowledge that additional appropriations may be necessary.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 968, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 968, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Labor and Ways and Means,
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair
GILBERT S.C. KEITH-AGARAN, Chair