STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1710
RE: H.B. No. 1004
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Ways and Means, to which was referred H.B. No. 1004, 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 moneys for collective bargaining cost items, salary increases, and other cost adjustments for public employees in collective bargaining unit (5) and for their excluded counterparts for the 2023-2025 fiscal biennium.
Your Committee received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Your Committee finds that the negotiations for the collective bargaining agreement for bargaining unit (5) are ongoing. This measure provides a legislative vehicle for which the additional costs of the bargaining unit and the members' excluded counterparts may be appropriated if an agreement is reached or an arbitration award is issued prior to the end of the 2023 Regular Session.
Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical nonsubstantive amendments for purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Ways and Means that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1004, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1004, H.D. 1, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair