STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1186
RE: S.B. No. 944
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. 944, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS RELATED TO THE TRANSITION OF MAUI REGION HOSPITALS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to appropriate funds to the Department of Budget and Finance for collective bargaining cost items related to the transition of affected Maui region hospital employees to employment with Maui Health System, a Kaiser Foundation Hospitals LLC.
The Department of Budget and Finance; United Public Workers, AFSCME, Local 646, AFL-CIO; and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO testified in support of this measure. Hawaii Health Systems Corporation supported the intent of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
Should the Committee on Finance deliberate on this measure further, your Committee respectfully requests that it consider appropriating $30,000,000 for the foregoing collective bargaining cost items.
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. 944, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 944, 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,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair