STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1630
RE: H.B. No. 1126
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1126, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, 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 appropriate or authorize funds for fiscal biennium 2021-2023 for collective bargaining cost items for the members of collective bargaining unit (13), which consists of professional and scientific employees who cannot be included in any of the other bargaining units, along with their excluded counterparts.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance, Hawaii Health Systems Corporation, and Hawaii Government Employees Association.
Your Committee finds that negotiations between the exclusive representative of collective bargaining unit (13) and the public employer are ongoing. Your Committee further finds that allowing this measure to continue to advance through the legislative process will provide a vehicle to appropriate or authorize funds if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued before the end of the current legislative session.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1126, H.D. 1, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair