STAND. COM. REP. NO. 981

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2019

 

RE: H.B. No. 96

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 Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 96, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to authorize each county to establish a minimum wage for employees within their respective county that is higher than the state minimum wage.

 

The Councilmember representing District 9 of the City and County of Honolulu, We Are One, Inc., and a few individuals submitted testimony in support of this measure. The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, Hawaii Food Industry Association, PCG Enterprises LLC, Maui Chamber of Commerce, Envisions Entertainment & Productions, Inc., Retail Merchants of Hawaii, Hawaii Farm Bureau, Hawaii Business League, and one individual submitted testimony in opposition to this measure. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu, IMUAlliance, Democratic Party of Hawaii, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, American Association for University Women of Hawaii, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Hawaii Children's Action Network, and many individuals provided comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 96, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair