STAND. COM. REP. NO. 67
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 Labor and Technology, to which was referred S.B. No. 1302 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 make appropriations and allocations for fiscal biennium 2023-2025 for collective bargaining cost items, salary adjustments, and other cost items for public employees in collective bargaining unit (5) and their excluded counterparts.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Budget and Finance and Hawaii State Teachers Association.
Your Committee finds that negotiations for collective bargaining unit (5) agreements are currently in progress. This measure provides a legislative vehicle to appropriate funds if an agreement is reached prior to the end of the 2023 Regular Session.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Inserting an effective date of January 1, 2050, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.
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 S.B. No. 1302, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1302, S.D. 1, 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