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:

Friday, April 03, 2009

TIME:

3:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

SB 1167, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1202)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Makes private contractor operating the Hawaii Convention Center subject to the Hawaii procurement code. Renames and clarifies the duties of the Executive Director of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Removes the sunset date for certain provisions of Act 58, Session Laws of Hawaii 2004, relating to HTA. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TCI/EBM, FIN

SB 1223, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1241)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII MADE PRODUCTS.

Directs the department of agriculture to convene a working group composed of stakeholders to resolve labeling issues relating to the Hawaii-made Products Law and to report to the Legislature. Prohibits the use of the phrase "Made in Hawaii" as an advertising or media tool for items unless the items meet specific criteria.

 

AGR, CPC, FIN

SB 876, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1239)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Clarifies retirement date for ordinary disability retirement, payment of attorney's fees and costs in disability retirement and accidental death cases, forfeiture date for noncontributory service credit, and benefits for reemployed retirants. Provides for calculation of retirement allowance for certain retirants who have returned to service. Allows the use of December 31, 2008, as the valuation date to determine the cost of converting from noncontributory to hybrid plan service. Extends deadline for conversion for members of the military who are out of state during the conversion process.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 19, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1206)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires a procurement preference to a contractor in a public works construction contract of not less than $250,000 if the contractor has a written agreement with an apprenticeship program registered with the department of labor and industrial relations at the time of general bidding. Requires a public works contractor to comply with state labor laws.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 642, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1208)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires that across-the-board wage increases or reductions, step movements, and employer contributions for health benefits for excluded employees in the excluded managerial compensation plan are at least equal to adjustments provided under collective bargaining to employees in the bargaining unit from which the employees in the managerial compensation plan are excluded.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1621, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1240)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Provides a union representation privilege to protect the functions of the union as an exclusive bargaining representative to allow the union to perform its role in negotiations and contract enforcement; allows certification of union representatives through a card-check authorization; requires collective bargaining to begin upon union certification; sets certain deadlines for initial collective bargaining agreement procedures and conciliation of disputes; sets civil penalty for unfair labor practices; extends certain authorities to labor organizations representing employees for collective bargaining; allows labor disputes to be defenses against prosecution for certain violations of law.

 

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.

 

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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