STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3717

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

 

RE: H.B. No. 2304

H.D. 1

S.D. 1

 

 

 

Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Thirtieth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2020

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committees on Labor, Culture and the Arts and Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 2304, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO 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 (4) 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 Hawaii; 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 between the State and the exclusive representative for collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts was ratified on March 3, 2020.

 

Accordingly, your Committees have amended this measure by:

 

(1) Inserting the required appropriation amounts provided by the Department of Budget and Finance;

 

(2) Changing the effective date to upon its approval; and

 

(3) 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. 2304, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2304, 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,

 

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DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair

 

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BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair