STAND. COM. REP. NO. 101
RE: H.B. No. 971
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. 971 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 (7) and their excluded counterparts.
The Department of Budget and Finance, University of Hawai‘i System, and University of Hawaii Professional Assembly 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 a technical, nonsubstantive amendment 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. 971, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 971, 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