STAND. COM. REP. NO. 326
RE: H.B. No. 392
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. 392 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Allow for the collective bargaining negotiation of Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund benefits; and
(2) Allow collective bargaining parties to resolve impasses related to contribution disputes through binding arbitration.
Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO supported this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance opposed this measure. The Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund and University of Hawaii Professional Assembly provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion.
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. 392, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 392, 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