Workforce Development Council

Clarifies the makeup of the workforce development council, allows
department heads and the two mayors to name designees to the
council; provides that the governor appoints the two mayors to
the council.  (HB2559 SD2)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                S.D. 2
STATE OF HAWAII                                            

                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT



 1      SECTION 1.  Section 202-1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is
 2 amended to read as follows:
 3      "202-1  Council; appointment; tenure.  The advisory
 4 commission on employment and human resources is hereby
 5 constituted as the workforce development council.  The council
 6 shall also fulfill the functions of the state workforce
 7 investment board for purposes of the federal Workforce Investment
 8 Act of 1998, Public Law No. 105-220.
 9      [The] Except for the ex officio members or their designees,
10 the council members shall be appointed for four-year staggered
11 terms as provided for in section 26-34.  The governor shall
12 appoint the chairperson of the council[.] and the two mayors to
13 the council.  The council shall be composed of [twenty-nine]
14 thirty-one members.  The members shall be selected on the basis
15 of their interest in and knowledge of workforce development
16 programs in the State and how they can support economic
17 development.  The council shall be composed of the following
18 representatives of which the majority shall be from the private

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 1 sector:
 2      (1)  The directors of labor and industrial relations, human
 3           services, and business, economic development, and
 4           tourism; the superintendent of education; and the
 5           president of the University of Hawaii[,] or their
 6           designees, as ex officio voting members;
 7      (2)  [Fifteen] Sixteen private sector representatives from
 8           business, including at least one member from each of the
 9           four county workforce development boards;
10      (3)  One representative from a community-based native
11           Hawaiian organization that operates workforce
12           development programs;
13      (4)  Two representatives from labor;
14      (5)  Four members of the legislature, two from each house,
15           appointed by the appropriate presiding officer of each
16           house[;], as ex officio voting members; [and]
17      (6)  Two mayors or their [representatives.] designees, as ex
18           officio voting members; and
19      (7)  The governor or the governor's designee.
20      The members shall serve without compensation but shall be
21 entitled to travel expenses when actually engaged in business
22 relating to the work of the council."

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 1      SECTION 2.  Statutory material to be repealed is bracketed.
 2 New statutory material is underscored.
 3      SECTION 3.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval.