Bill Text: HI SB1147 | 2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating To Collective Bargaining.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-01-28 - Referred to LCA, WAM. [SB1147 Detail]

Download: Hawaii-2019-SB1147-Introduced.html

THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

1147

THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2019

 

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 89-8, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by amending subsection (a) to read as follows:

     "(a)  The employee organization which has been certified by the board as representing the majority of employees in an appropriate bargaining unit shall be the exclusive representative of all employees in the unit.  As exclusive representative, it shall have the right to act for and negotiate agreements covering all employees in the unit and shall be responsible for representing the interests of all such employees without discrimination and without regard to employee organization membership[.]; provided that it shall not be required to provide grievance representation to employees who neither pay dues nor dues equivalents and who decline to pay reasonable costs of that representation.  Any other provision herein to the contrary notwithstanding, whenever two or more employee organizations which have been duly certified by the board as the exclusive representatives of employees in bargaining units merge, combine, or amalgamate or enter into an agreement for common administration or operation of their affairs, all rights and duties of such employee organizations as exclusive representatives of employees in such units shall inure to and shall be discharged by the organization resulting from such merger, combination, amalgamation, or agreement, either alone or with such employee organizations.  Election by the employees in the unit involved, and certification by the board of such resulting employee organization shall not be required."

     SECTION 2.  This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun before its effective date.

     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  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed and stricken.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.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Collective Bargaining; Employee Organizations; Grievance Representation

 

Description:

Allows, but does not mandate, employee organizations, as exclusive representatives of public employees, to refuse grievance representation to bargaining unit members who neither pay dues nor dues equivalents and who decline to pay reasonable costs of the representation.

 

 

 

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