STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1824-22

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2022

 

RE: S.B. No. 2819

S.D. 2

H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2022

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 2819, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TEACHER COMPENSATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Repeal certain statutory provisions regarding teachers' salary schedules and ratings; and

 

(2) Fund a memorandum of understanding to address compensation equity issues and make the necessary discretionary salary adjustments for experienced senior public school teachers and state public charter school teachers.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Education, University of Hawaii at Mānoa College of Education, Executive Office on Early Learning, State Public Charter School Commission, Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, Rainbow Family 808, Democratic Party of Hawaii Labor Caucus, Hui for Excellence in Education, Democratic Party of Hawaii Education Caucus, McKinley High School Special Education Department, Hawaii State Teachers Association, and numerous individuals. Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from the Office of Collective Bargaining and two individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance; Board of Education; Employees' Retirement System; Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; Unit 6 Board of Directors of the Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO; United Public Workers, AFSCME Local 646, AFL-CIO; and one individual.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2819, S.D. 2, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair