STAND. COM. REP. NO. 921
RE: S.B. No. 1143
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means, to which was referred S.B. No. 1143, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to:
(1) Expand the types of employee information government agencies are required to disclose, upon written request, to employees' exclusive representatives; and
(2) Require that information regarding new hire employees under the collective bargaining disclosure requirements of section 89-16.6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, be provided to the appropriate exclusive representatives within one payroll period.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly and Hawaii Government Employees Association. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Education.
Your Committees find that exclusive representatives represent each and every employee in a bargaining unit and as such, need to have pertinent employment information within a certain period of time to be able to best serve their members. However, under existing law, the information to be provided to exclusive representatives is limited and often times, may not be provided in a timely manner. This measure will ensure that exclusive representatives have the necessary information to contact employees to provide them with information regarding available protections and benefits.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1143, S.D. 1, and recommend that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Judiciary and Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair
KARL RHOADS, Chair