STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1182
RE: H.B. No. 1001
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor and Technology, to which was referred H.B. No. 1001, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to appropriate funds for fiscal biennium 2023-2025 for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for public employees in collective bargaining unit (2) and for their excluded counterparts.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance; University of Hawai‘i System; Hawaii Health Systems Corporation; and Hawaii Government Employees Association, AFSCME Local 152, AFL-CIO.
Your Committee finds that the negotiations for collective bargaining agreements for bargaining unit (2) are currently in progress. This measure provides a legislative vehicle that can be used if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2023 Regular Session.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor and Technology that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1001, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Ways and Means.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor and Technology,
SHARON MORIWAKI, Chair