STAND. COM. REP. NO.467-02
RE: H.B. No. 680
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 680, H.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to enable the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (LIRAB) to improve efficiency by:
(1) Allowing the LIRAB chairperson to assign individual LIRAB members to conduct hearings de novo on cases on appeal to the LIRAB and to issue recommended decisions;
(2) Except for motions for summary judgment or to dismiss, allowing the chairperson to assign one member of the LIRAB to hear and decide motions; and
(3) Authorizing the LIRAB to appoint hearings officers to hear and recommend decisions on appeals under laws subject to the jurisdiction of the LIRAB.
LIRAB testified in support of this measure.
Your Committee has amended this bill by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 680, H.D. 1, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 680, H.D. 2.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
DWIGHT Y. TAKAMINE, Chair