HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

TIME:

12:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 111

(HSCR36)

Status

RELATING TO STATE SALARIES.

Establishes a two year statute of limitations for recovering indebtedness to State through withholding of state salary.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1125, HD1

(HSCR358)

Status

RELATING TO CERTAIN FUNDS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Clarifies the classification of certain special funds as trust funds and appropriates $5,000,000 from the special fund for disability benefits for automation of the disability compensation division.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1279

(HSCR398)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires the employer to continue medical services to an injured employee despite disputes over whether treatment should be continued, until the director of labor and industrial relations decides whether treatment should be continued.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1390, HD1

(HSCR542)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Increases the fee schedule of compensation for medical care in workers' compensation cases from 110% to of the Medicare Resource Based Relative Value Scale system applicable to Hawaii as prepared by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 602

(HSCR596)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Excludes services performed by an individual who is a member of a limited liability company or a partner of a limited liability partnership who has a distributional interest in the company or partnership of at least 50%, a partner of a partnership, and a sole proprietor from the definition of "employment" under the workers' compensation law.

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

HB 442

(HSCR152)

Status

RELATING TO THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Authorizes the labor and industrial relations appeals board (appeal board) to utilize a hearings officer and allow that hearings officer to hold a hearing, in order for the appeal board to expedite hearings on certain workers' compensation matters.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 987, HD1

(HSCR356)

Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.

Creates the state comprehensive employment training program providing subsidized employment for work with a public purpose. Prohibits direct replacement of current employees. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 982, HD2

(HSCR291)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Establishes a new data collection system for family leave. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, HED/LMG, 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.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit through the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/emailtestimony

 

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.

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair