COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

8:30 a.m.

Conference Room 312; State Capitol

AGENDA:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to receive information on the Administration's program fiscal outlays for the 2003-2005 biennium budget as they apply to the Committee's area of jurisdiction.

Department of Budget and Finance

BUF141 Retirement

BUF142 Health and Life Insurance Benefits

BUF143 Hawaii Employer-Union Trust Fund

Department of Human Resources Development

HRD102 Work Force Attraction, Selection, Classification, and Efficiency

HRD191 Supporting Services

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

LBR111 Placement Services

LBR135 Workforce Development Council

LBR143 Occupational Safety and Health

LBR152 Wage Standards and Fair Employment Practices

LBR161 Public and Private Employment

LBR171 Unemployment Compensation

LBR183 Disability Compensation

LBR812 Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board

LBR901 DLIR Data Gathering, Research, and Analysis

LBR902 General Administration

LBR903 Office of Community Services

 

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

Conference Room 329; State Capitol

AGENDA:

THE PURPOSE OF THIS BRIEFING IS TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THE KALAUPAPA SETTLEMENT OPERATIONS AND EXPENDITURES, IN THE PERIOD SINCE THE AUDIT PERFORMED BY THE STATE AUDITOR IN 2003.

Residents of Kalaupapa Settlement have been invited to testify

   

Marion Higa, State Auditor

   

State Department of Health

   

 

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND SENATE COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, ARTS, AND TECHNOLOGY AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND HOUSE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS CONCERNS

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Conference Room 229; State Capitol

AGENDA:

Digital media what do new technologies in both the creative and production arenas of the entertainment industry offer Hawaii? And how is the State competing in diversifying media markets with increasing global competition in incentives for producers? The purpose of this informational briefing is to highlight new programs, emerging technologies, and the linkages necessary to advance Hawaii's film and media industry.

 

Participants in this briefing will include:

This is an informational briefing.

 

COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

9:00 a.m.

Conference Room 309; State Capitol

AGENDA:

The purpose of this informational briefing is to discuss with the Department of Transportation concerns for the upcoming session and also historical background on fixed rail.

 

COMMITTEE ON CONSUMER PROTECTION AND COMMERCE

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

2:00 p.m.

Conference Room 325; State Capitol

AGENDA:

HB 1730

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Allows the insurance commissioner to impose license sanctions on producers who, when participating in mortgage transactions, fail to comply with mortgage broker and solicitor act or conduct prohibitions or written agreement requirements.

CPC

HB 1737

RELATING TO MORTGAGE BROKERS AND SOLICITORS.

Includes employees and exclusive agents within the exemption from regulation under the mortgage broker and solicitor law provided for banks, insurance companies, and other similar organizations; defines "exclusive agents" as licensed insurance producers who represent a single banking subsidiary of an insurance company.

CPC

HB 1738

RELATING TO LICENSING OF ADJUSTERS AND BILL REVIEWERS.

Allows the insurance commissioner to impose license sanctions on adjusters who in mortgage transactions fail to comply with mortgage broker and solicitor act or conduct prohibitions or written agreement requirements.

CPC

SB 695

SD2, HD1

(HSCR933)

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS.

Establishes a professional counselors licensing program, subject to the accumulation of a minimum $43,000 in a startup trust fund; exempts government employees from licensing under the law. (SB695 HD1)

HLT, CPC, FIN

HB 1761

RELATING TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS.

Amends Regulatory Licensing Reform Act policies regarding regulation of professions and vocations to prohibit or require termination of regulations that are unnecessary or redundant of existing protections. Requires DCCA to sunset a board or commission in the absence of an act expressly prohibiting the sunset and upon any finding by the Legislative Auditor that the board or commission is redundant or unnecessary.

CPC, FIN

HB 1071

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

Establishes a fund for the conversion of overhead utility lines to underground lines; establishes annual allocations by utility companies having above ground facilities; allows taxpayers to designate and pay a voluntary contribution for underground utility lines on their income tax return.

CPC, FIN

Decision making to follow.