STAND. COM. REP. NO. 451
RE: S.B. No. 1077
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts, to which was referred S.B. No. 1077 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 provide a legislative vehicle to fund public sector collective bargaining cost items for salary adjustments, other cost adjustments, and Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund costs for public employees in collective bargaining unit (9) and their excluded counterparts for fiscal biennium 2021-2023.
Your Committee 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 Committee finds that the negotiations for collective bargaining agreements for bargaining unit (9) are currently in progress. This measure provides a legislative vehicle that can be used if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2021 Regular Session.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1077, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1077, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor, Culture and the Arts,
BRIAN T. TANIGUCHI, Chair