STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1350
RE: S.C.R. No. 154
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2021
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Government Operations and Education, to which was referred S.C.R. No. 154 entitled:
"SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION ENCOURAGING THE GOVERNOR TO MAINTAIN TEACHERS AS ESSENTIAL WORKERS DURING A PANDEMIC WHEN CONTEMPLATING EMERGENCY FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to urge the Governor to maintain teachers as essential workers during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic or any future pandemic, when contemplating emergency furloughs and layoffs.
Your Committees received testimony in support of this measure from three individuals. Your Committees received comments on this measure from the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.
Your Committees find that in addition to teachers, school-level educational support staff, such as food service staff, security, custodial staff, and administrators, are also one of the many categories deemed essential during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.
Your Committees have amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting language to include school-level personnel as essential workers; 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 Government Operations and Education that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of S.C.R. No. 154, as amended herein, and recommend its adoption in the form attached hereto as S.C.R. No. 154, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Government Operations and Education,
MICHELLE N. KIDANI, Chair
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair