STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1951
RE: S.B. No. 785
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. 785, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Include benefits related to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) within the allowable scope of collective bargaining by public employees;
(2) Repeal the prohibition on using arbitration to resolve impasses or disputes relating to State and county EUTF contributions; and
(3) Repeal the prohibition against striking on the issue of contributions by the State and counties to the EUTF.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 665, Iron Workers Stabilization Fund, Pride at Work Hawaii, and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO testified in support of this measure. The Department of Budget and Finance testified in opposition to this measure. EUTF commented 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. 785, 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,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair