STAND. COM. REP. NO. 2416
President of the Senate
State of Hawaii
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2017-2019 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for public employees in collective bargaining unit (14) and for their excluded counterparts.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.
Your Committee finds that the negotiations for collective bargaining agreements for bargaining unit (14) are currently in progress. This measure provides a legislative vehicle that can be used if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2018 Regular Session.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2361, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2361, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
JILL N. TOKUDA, Chair