STAND. COM. REP. NO. 192________

                                 Honolulu, Hawaii
                                                   , 1999

                                 RE: H.B. No. 50

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twentieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 1999
State of Hawaii


     Your Committee on Labor and Public Employment, to which was
referred H.B. No. 50 entitled: 


begs leave to report as follows:

     The purpose of this bill is to base the qualifications for
temporary disability insurance (TDI) on the fifty-two weeks,
instead of four completed calendar quarters, immediately before
the first day of disability.

     The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations testified
in support of this bill and indicated that there will be "no
increase in cost" as a result.

     Your Committee finds that this bill will allow an individual
to be credited for all qualifying employment, including the
current calendar quarter in which an individual becomes disabled.
This will more accurately and fairly reflect an individual's
employment and wage history for purposes of TDI benefits.

     As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your
Committee on Labor and Public Employment that is attached to this
report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose
of H.B. No. 50 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be
referred to the Committee on Finance.

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                                   Respectfully submitted on
                                   behalf of the members of the
                                   Committee on Labor and Public

                                   TERRY NUI YOSHINAGA, Chair