STAND. COM. REP. NO. 97

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 965

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 965 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2019-2021 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for collective bargaining unit (1) and their excluded counterparts.

 

The Department of Budget and Finance; University of Hawaii System; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; and United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO testified in support of this measure.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Changing its effective date to January 1, 2050, to facilitate 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. 965, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 965, 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,

 

 

 

 

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AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair