STAND. COM. REP. NO.  913

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2009

 

RE:   H.B. No. 643

      H.D. 2

 

 

 

 

Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Fifth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2009

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 643, H.D. 2, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO CONTRACTORS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this bill is to protect worker rights by allowing the Contractors Licensing Board to revoke, suspend, or refuse to renew the license of a contractor who knowingly employs individuals who are ineligible for employment within the United States on public works contracts.

 

     The Laborers' International Union of North America Local 368, ILWU Local 142, Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council AFL-CIO, and Pacific Resource Partnership supported this bill.  DLIR, the Hawaii Civil Rights Commission, and Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center opposed this measure.  The Contractors License Board submitted comments.

 

     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. 643, H.D. 2, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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MARCUS R. OSHIRO, Chair