STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1245
RE: H.B. No. 1008
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred H.B. No. 1008, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MANAGED COMPETITION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Transfer the Office of Collective Bargaining and Managed Competition from the Office of the Governor to the Department of Human Resources Development; and
(2) Rename the Office of Collective Bargaining and Managed Competition to the Office of Collective Bargaining.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Governor and Department of Human Resources Development.
Your Committee finds that because no position is authorized or appropriated for the chief negotiator position within the Office of Collective Bargaining, the Director of Human Resources Development has assumed the duties and responsibilities of the chief negotiator, which includes assisting the Governor in formulating statewide philosophy for public collective bargaining. With no staff currently allocated to the Office of Collective Bargaining, the Department of Human Resources Development Labor Relations Division provides the necessary support to the Director of Human Resources Development in the Director's role as chief negotiator. By transferring the Office of Collective Bargaining to the Department of Human Resources Development, this measure helps to maintain the institutional knowledge of the statewide philosophy for collective bargaining within one department that will span across future executive administrations.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of January 1, 2051, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) 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, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1008, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1008, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair