STAND. COM. REP. NO. 320

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 714

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Labor & Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 714 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to appropriate or authorize funds for fiscal biennium 2021-2023 for collective bargaining cost items, including salary adjustments and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs, for the members of collective bargaining unit (4) and their excluded counterparts.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance; University of Hawaii System; and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to December 25, 2040, to encourage further discussion.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 714, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 714, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Tourism,

 

 

 

 

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RICHARD H.K. ONISHI, Chair