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 18, 2008

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D    A G E N D A

 

HCR 124 and HR 106 has been added to the agenda

 

SB 2896, SD2

(SSCR2739)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Amends §444-10.5, HRS, to prohibit the resumption of work for any person who is issued a citation for operating without a contractor's license in good standing until a hearing is conducted, and makes the issuance of citations and cease and desist orders mandatory.  (SD2)

 

LAB, CPC/JUD

SB 2273, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1069-08)

Status

RELATING TO DIGITAL MEDIA.

Prohibits taxpayers from claiming the Motion Picture, Digital Media, and Film Production Tax Credit for qualified productions that are financed by investments for which a credit has been claimed under the High Technology Business Investment Tax Credit. Establishes an advisory group to study issues in hiring local talent for the film industry, with specific consideration for promoting local hiring.  (SB2273 HD1)

 

TAC/EDB, LAB, FIN

SB 3061

(HSCR1065-08)

Status

RELATING TO THE FIRST-TO-WORK PROGRAM.

Conforms state law to current federal law by deleting references to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children and Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Act and replaces it with the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families law.

 

HSH, LAB, FIN

SB 3228

(HSCR1099-08)

Status

RELATING TO ADJUSTING THE ANNUAL PENSIONS OF RETIRED PATIENT EMPLOYEES AT HANSEN'S DISEASE FACILITIES.

Adjusts pension amounts for retired patient employees of Hansen's disease facilities; provides for annual increase to be paid to deceased retired patient employees' estates.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

SB 2493

(SSCR2694)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for salary increases for unit 5 employees for fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

 LAB, FIN

 

HCR 83

Status

REQUESTING THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL  SERVICES STUDY AND EVALUATE ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF UPGRADING THE STATE’S PAYROLL AND PERSONNEL SYSTEMS.

LAB, FIN

HR 67

Status

 

 

 

 

HCR 160

Status

 

 

RECOGNIZING THE FOURTH TUESDAY IN APRIL AS EQUAL PAY DAY IN HAWAII, AND URGING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT LEGISLATION TO PROVIDE MORE EFFECTIVE REMEDIES FOR VICTIMS OF WAGE DISCRIMINATION BASED ON GENDER.

LAB

HR 133

Status

 

 

 

 

HCR 230

Status

RECOGNIZING THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2008 – SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 AS HAWAII LABOR HISTORY WEEK.

 

 

LAB

HCR 124

Status

REQUESTING A STUDY ON CONSTRUCTION.

 

 

LAB, HED

HR 106

Status

 

 

 

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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live.  Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Alex M. Sonson

Chair