HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Alex M. Sonson, Chair

Rep. Bob Nakasone, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Dwight Y. Takamine

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

TIME:

9 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 3005, SD2

(SSCR2785)

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL TAX QUALIFICATION OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Repeals the provisions that (1) make ERS membership by elective officers optional and (2) allow elective officers and judges to withdraw from ERS membership by nominally retiring even though they remain in office. Provides for service by retirants as elective officers without suspension of retirement benefits. (SB3005 SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3004, SD2

(SSCR2784)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Requires government employers to provide information to the ERS electronically. Provides for direct deposit of refunds and other lump sum payments. Clarifies that contributions for unpaid leaves are required for service credit. Conforms provision re compensation of ERS member on military leave to USERRA. Conforms provisions to comply with federal tax law changes affecting the hybrid plan. (SB3004 SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2039, SD1

(SSCR2690)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Provides for a one time lump sum payment for retirees at least 75 years of age who have been in retirement at least 20 years. Makes appropriation. (SB2039 SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2876

(SSCR2623)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2008-09 in Reed Act funds for services of the unemployment insurance and workforce development divisions.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2262, SD1

(SSCR2672)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Extends the sunset date to 7/1/2011, for voluntary employees' beneficiary association trusts pilot program established pursuant to Act 245, Session Laws of Hawaii 2005, as amended. (SB2262 SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2594, SD1

(SSCR2714)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Allows certified representation of an appropriate collective bargaining employee unit that does not have a certified representation when a majority of the employees validly authorizes the representation. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3087, SD1

(SSCR2670)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTOR SUSPENSION ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS.

Suspends contractors found to be in violation of the public works procurement law for falsification of records or delaying an investigation under the wage and hour law. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3088

(SSCR2626)

Status

RELATING TO THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Authorizes the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board (Board) to employ a hearings officer, as well as to allow that hearings officer to hold a hearing, in order for the Board to expedite hearings on certain workers' compensation matters.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2395, SD2

(SSCR2870)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Clarifies definitions relating to language access. Expands language access advisory council membership to include county resident representatives and a representative of the disability and communication access board. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1526, SD2, HD1

(HSCR681-08)

Status

RELATING TO JUDICIARY.

Establishes the salaries of the administrative director of the courts and deputy administrative director of the courts. (SB1526 HD1)

 

JUD, LAB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 424 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6211(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to LABtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6520 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Chair