STAND. COM. REP. NO. 354
RE: S.B. No. 1302
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 S.B. No. 1302, S.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 or authorize funds for fiscal biennium 2023-2025 for collective bargaining cost items for the members of collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts.
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 negotiations between the exclusive representative of collective bargaining unit (5) and the public employer are ongoing. Your Committee further finds that allowing this measure to continue to advance through the legislative process will provide a vehicle to appropriate or authorize funds if an agreement is reached before the end of the current legislative session.
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 S.B. No. 1302, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Ways and Means,
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair