STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1917
RE: H.B. No. 157
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 157, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, 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 expand the type of information for each public employee that government agencies are required to provide to the exclusive representative of each employee's collective bargaining unit.
This measure also requires the information for newly hired public employees to be provided within an unspecified number of pay periods for new employees.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association and Oahu County Democrats.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committee finds that this measure will assist exclusive representatives in obtaining pertinent and timely information about the members in their respective bargaining units, and this information will allow the exclusive representatives to provide services that are more responsive to their members' needs.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
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 H.B. No. 157, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 157, H.D. 1, S.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair