STAND. COM. REP. NO. 685
RE: H.B. No. 845
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. 845 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Establishing a Public Employees Training Program, governed by a board, and that is funded by allocations of:
(A) Either a percentage of each employee's gross salary; or
(B) An amount negotiated pursuant to collective bargaining; and
(2) Requiring all new employees to be provided with a general orientation on their benefits and rights within 20 calendar days of being hired.
A concerned individual supported this measure. United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO opposed this measure. The Department of Human Resources Development, City and County of Honolulu Department of Human Resources, and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) 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. 845, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 845, 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