STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1190-14


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014


RE:   S.B. No. 3099

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred S.B. No. 3099, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to provide for the conversion of certain public employee positions from exempt to civil service status.  Specifically, this measure:


     (1)  Makes hiring of professional and technical staff in accordance with civil service laws mandatory, not optional, for the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources; and


     (2)  Sunsets civil service exemptions created after July 1, 2014, after three years of their enactment unless affirmatively extended by the Legislature.


     The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO provided testimony in support of this measure.  The Department of Human Resources Development provided testimony in opposition to this measure.  The Department of Land and Natural Resources and Society for Hawaiian Archaeology provided comments on this measure.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2114, for the purpose of facilitating further discussion.  Technical, nonsubstantive amendments were also made for clarity, consistency, and style.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3099, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3099, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Finance.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,