STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3421
RE: H.B. No. 2302
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2020
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2302, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING EMERGENCY APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to make an emergency appropriation for immediate passage in accordance with article VII, section 9 of the Hawaii State Constitution for collective bargaining unit cost items, salary adjustments, and other cost items for public employees in collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts for the fiscal biennium 2019-2021.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance; University of Hawai‘i System; and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.
Your Committees find that the collective bargaining cost items and salary adjustments in the agreement negotiated with the State and the exclusive representative for collective bargaining unit (2) and their excluded counterparts was ratified on October 24, 2019.
Accordingly, your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Amending the effective date to be upon approval; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Ways and Means that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2302, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2302, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair