THE SENATE
                THE TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE
                 REGULAR SESSION OF 1999

    MEASURES DEFERRED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1999


           COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND ENVIRONMENT

                        1:15 p.m.
                   Conference Room 225

         DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING BILLS
            (Deferred from February 13, 1999)


S.B. 189      RELATING TO NEW MOTHERS BREASTFEEDING                LRE, JDC
           PROMOTION AND PROTECTION ACT
           Enacts the new  mothers breastfeeding promotion and
           protection act.

S.B. 45       RELATING TO VACANCIES                                LRE, WAM
           Requires transfer of all vacancies as of 6/30/99 to
           pools where 1/2 are to be abolished and funds lapse
           to  general   fund:   remaining   positions  to  be
           reallocated by governor or chief justice with funds
           to be used  for  reallocated  positions.  Prohibits
           creation  of  new  exempt  positions.    Applies to
           vacancies after 6/30/99.

S.B. 63       RELATING TO TAXATION                                 LRE, WAM
           Tax credits for  employers hiring recently released
           persons who have  been  incarcerated for conviction
           of felonies.

S.B. 1150     RELATING TO SAFETY                                   LRE, WAM
           Ensures  the  adequacy  of  inspections  for public
           safety purposes on Oahu and the Neighbor islands.

S.B. 820      RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES                     LRE, JDC
           Prohibits wage discrimination due to sex, race, and
           national origin.   Establishes exemptions.  Defines
           terms.       Establishes   employer   recordkeeping
           requirements.  Grants rule  making authority to the
           director of labor and industrial relations.

S.B. 819      RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGES                            LRE, WAM
           Make adjustments in  the  minimum hourly wage based
           on national average hourly wages.

 
 
S.B. 1239     RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGES                           LRE, WAM 
           Increases the state minimum  wage to $6.50 per hour
           beginning on September  1,  1999,  and provides for
           certain    cost-of-living    adjustments   annually
           thereafter.


                   No testimony will be accepted.


For further information, please call the committee clerk at 586-7330.