STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1961


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2019


RE:   S.B. No. 1475

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2019

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1475, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to require that public works construction contracts recognize the foreperson classification as a separate wage classification for purposes of statutory wage and hour requirements for laborers and mechanics when:


     (1)  The applicable collective bargaining agreement establishes a basic hourly rate for the foreperson wage classification; and


     (2)  The relevant labor organization requests recognition of the foreperson wage classification and submits the applicable collective bargaining agreement to the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations.


     The Laborers' International Union of North America Local 368 testified in support of this measure.  The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Hawaii Operating Engineers Local 3 provided comments on this measure.


     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 S.B. No. 1475, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.


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