STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1891
RE: H.B. No. 348
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. 348 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for the public employment cost items of and cost adjustments for employees of the legislative service agencies, the Senate, and the House of Representatives.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Office of the Ombudsman, Office of the Auditor, Hawaii State Ethics Commission, Legislative Reference Bureau, and one individual.
Your Committee finds that the staff and members of the Legislature and the legislative service agencies are excluded from collective bargaining. Your Committee further finds that this measure will provide funds for these essential public employment costs of the Legislature and legislative service agencies.
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. 348, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 348, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair