STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1251
RE: S.B. No. 1313
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirty-Second State Legislature
Regular Session of 2023
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Government Operations, to which was referred S.B. No. 1313, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to allow the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Board of Trustees to establish salaries for the Administrator and Chief Investment Officer of the Trust Fund.
Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund Board of Trustees.
Your Committee finds that salaries for executive personnel in the private sector far outpace that of state employment. In order for the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to recruit and retain the most qualified individuals to administer the day-to-day activities of the Trust Fund, your Committee further finds that the Board of Trustees should be allowed to set the salaries for the positions of Administrator and Chief Investment Officer.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the effective date to June 30, 3000, to encourage further discussion; and
(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Government Operations that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1313, S.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 1313, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Government Operations,
SCOT Z. MATAYOSHI, Chair