STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2924
RE: S.B. No. 2360
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2018
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 2360 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to require public employees, within thirty days before the anniversary date of their initial membership in an employee organization, to provide written notification to the employee's exclusive representative if the employee wishes to discontinue payroll assignments for collective bargaining dues, fees, premiums, and other associated benefits.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii State Teachers Association, Hawaii Government Employees Association, United Public Workers, and OCC Legislative Priorities Committee, Democratic Party of Hawaii.
Your Committee finds that this measure will create a standardized process for the flow of information among the employee, exclusive representative, and employer regarding collective bargaining fees and related employee expenses and will provide stability and order in the administration of employee payroll.
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. 2360 and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair