THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, 2023
STATE OF HAWAII
A BILL FOR AN ACT
RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:
SECTION 1. Section 89-9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (f) to read as follows:
The repricing of classes within an appropriate bargaining unit [
shall be negotiated and determined as follows[ :];
provided that the parties may mutually agree on repricing procedures in
conformance to this section:
At the request of] Within
thirty days of receipt of a written request from the exclusive
representative to negotiate and at times allowed under the collective
bargaining agreement, the employer shall negotiate the repricing of classes
within the bargaining unit. The negotiated
repricing actions that constitute cost items shall be subject to the
requirements in section 89-10; and
If repricing has not been
negotiated under the employer of each jurisdiction shall ensure establishment
of procedures to periodically review, at least once in five years, unless
otherwise agreed to by the parties, the repricing of classes within the
bargaining unit. The repricing of
classes based on the results of the periodic review shall be at the discretion
of the employer. Any appropriations
required to implement the repricing actions that are made at the employer's
discretion shall not be construed as cost items.] If the employer fails to timely initiate a
negotiation in compliance with paragraph (1) or the parties cannot reach an
agreement within ninety days after the exclusive representative's written
request to negotiate or by January 31 of a year in which the agreement is due
to expire, whichever is earlier, an impasse exists and the impasse procedures
in section 89-11 shall apply."
SECTION 2. Section 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (b) to read as follows:
An impasse during the term of a collective bargaining agreement on
reopened items or items regarding a supplemental agreement shall not be subject
to the impasse procedures in this section[
.]; provided that an
employer's failure to timely initiate a negotiation on repricing
of classes within a bargaining unit pursuant to section 89-9(f)(1) or the
parties' failure to reach an agreement on repricing within the timeframe set
forth in section 89-9(f)(2) shall constitute an impasse, to which the impasse
procedures in this section shall apply. The
parties may mutually agree on an impasse procedure, but if the procedure
culminates in an arbitration decision, the decision shall be pursuant to
SECTION 3. Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken. New statutory material is underscored.
SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.
Collective Bargaining in Public Employment; Repricing of Classes; Negotiations; Impasse Procedures
Requires the employer to initiate negotiations on repricing of classes within a bargaining unit within 30 days of its receipt of the exclusive representative's written request to negotiate. Establishes that the employer's failure to initiate the negotiation within such time frame and the parties' failure to reach an agreement within ninety day of the exclusive representative's written request to negotiate or by January 31 of a year in which the collective bargaining agreement is due to expire, whichever is earlier, constitute an impasse to which the impasse procedures in section 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall apply.
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