STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1921
RE: H.B. No. 845
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. 845, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to improve the productivity and efficiency of state employees.
More specifically, this measure:
(1) Establishes the state employees training program and the board of the state employees training program;
(2) Requires the board of the state employees training program to develop a plan for the creation and development of various employee training programs;
(3) Establishes the state employees training fund; and
(4) Requires that each newly-hired state employee be provided with a general orientation on the employee's benefits and rights.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association.
Your Committee received written comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance.
Your Committee finds that a state employees training program would improve the retention of public employees and provide general benefits to the public workforce.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive changes for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
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. 845, 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. 845, 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