HB 1335 HD 1

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES FULL-FLEX CAFETERIA PLAN

By Representative(s) SUZUKI / YOSHINAGA / MARUMOTO / FOX / GARCIA / OSHIRO, M. / HAMAKAWA / KANOHO / GOODENOW / SAY / YAMANE / KAHO`OHALAHALA / AHU ISA / YONAMINE / CHANG / KAHIKINA / MEYER / RATH / MORIHARA / CASE; Kawakami, Luke

Keywords: COUNTY GOVERNMENT, DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT, HEALTH INSURANCE, PUBLIC EMPLOYEES, TAXATION

Report Title: Public Employees; Cafeteria Pl

Description: Requires DHRD to develop and implement, beginning on 7/1/2000, a cafeteria plan with flex credits or flex dollars that qualifies under section 125 of the Internal Revenue Code as a pre-tax plan for all public employees in Hawaii. Allows existing county plans offering greater benefits to continue. Appropriates $~~~~~~~~~~ for FY 1999-2000 and FY 2000-2001 to DHRD. (HB1335 HD1)

 1-28-99        H Introduced and passed First Reading                      
 1-28-99        H Referred to the committees on 1. LAB 2. FIN ,
                  referral sheet 6
 2-12-99        H Bill scheduled to be heard by LAB on Tuesday,
                  02-16-99 at 8:30 A.M. in House conference room 309.
 2-16-99        H The committee(s) recommends that the measure be
                  deferred.
 2-16-99        H Bill scheduled for decision making on Thursday,
                  02-18-99 at 8:30 A.M. in House conference room 309.
 2-18-99        H The committee on LAB recommends that the measure be         
                  PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS.
 2-18-99        H The votes in LAB were as follows:8 Ayes: Rep.(s)
                  Yoshinaga, Goodenow, Hiraki, Nakasone, Okamura,
                  Takai, Moses, Rath; Ayes with reservations: Rep.(s)         
                  Catalani; none Noes: Rep.(s) ; and 1 Excused:
                  Rep.(s) Hamakawa
 2-19-99        H Reported from the committee on LAB (Stand. Com. Rep.        
                  No. 636) as amended in (HD 1), recommending passage         
                  on Second Reading and referral to the committee on
                  FIN
 2-19-99        H Passed Second Reading as amended in (HD 1) and
                  referred to the committee on FIN with
                  Representative(s) none voting no and
                  Representative(s) Arakaki, Hiraki, Kahikina,
                  Kaho`ohalahala, Meyer, Morita, Say, Takamine
                  excused.