STAND. COM. REP. NO. 693
RE: H.B. No. 1275
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 1275 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EDUCATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to provide annual salary step increases for teachers and educational officers who have completed a year's satisfactory service and comply with the requirements as provided in this measure.
The Democratic Party of Hawai‘i Education Caucus, O‘ahu County Committee on Legislative Priorities of the Democratic Party of Hawai‘i, and a few individuals testified in support of this measure. The Department of Education and Department of Budget and Finance provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Providing that annual incremental salary increases are subject to bargaining unit agreements negotiated for Bargaining Unit (5);
(2) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 1275, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1275, 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,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair