STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1335


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2017


RE:   S.B. No. 410

      S.D. 1

      H.D. 1





Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred S.B. No. 410, S.D. 1, entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this measure is to ensure that collective bargaining negotiations are conducted in a fair and equitable manner by clarifying the scope of negotiation regarding the rights and obligations of a public employer.  


     The Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; Hawaii State Teachers Association; University of Hawaii Professional Assembly; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO; and Hawaii Fire Fighters Association, Local 1463, IAFF, AFL-CIO supported this measure.  The Office of Collective Bargaining, Department of Human Resources Development, Department of Budget and Finance, Department of Education, University of Hawaii, and the County of Hawaii opposed this measure.   


     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2017.


     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. 410, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 410, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.



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