STAND. COM. REP. NO. 81
RE: S.B. No. 1198
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 1198 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to provide appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for the members of collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2019-2021.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the University of Hawai‘i System and Hawaii Government Employees Association.
Your Committee finds that negotiations for collective bargaining unit (8) agreements are currently in progress. This measure provides a legislative vehicle to appropriate funds if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2019 Regular Session.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1198, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1198, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair