STAND. COM. REP. NO.  456-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1725

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 1725 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to:


     (1)  Specify the annual timeline for public employees in collective bargaining units to provide written notification to the exclusive representative to discontinue payroll assignments for union benefits; and


     (2)  Require the exclusive representative to provide a copy of the written notification to the employer within seven business days of receipt.


     The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO and Hawaii State Teachers Association testified in support of this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by:


     (1)  Increasing the time in which an exclusive representative must provide a copy of the written notification to discontinue the payroll assignments to the employer from seven business days to ten business days; and


     (2)  Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1725, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1725, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,