HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 952

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Certifies entities as exclusive representatives absent an election where no other representatives are certified as the exclusive bargaining representatives. Requires immediate collective bargaining between parties once entities are certified as exclusive representatives.

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

HB 319

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Requires employers to notify employees annually of their entitlement to family leave, as well as possible adverse impact of taking family leave.

 

LAB, EBM

HB 982

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Establishes a new data collection system for family leave. Extends applicability of the family leave law to employers with 50 or more employees and to certain emergency and casual hires of the State and counties. Makes appropriation.

 

LAB, HED/LMG, FIN

HB 643

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Prohibits contractors from employing persons not eligible to work in the United States. Imposes fines for violations. Authorizes the contractors license board to suspend or revoke a license if a civil judgment is entered against the contractor on a complaint alleging that the contractor hired ineligible workers. Establishes a special fund.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 826

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Establishes requirements for contractors who bid on state construction projects. Establishes penalties for non-compliance with such requirements.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 31

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Establishes employer's use of individual's credit history in hiring and termination decisions as an unlawful discriminatory practice.

 

LAB, CPC/JUD

HB 442

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 849

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Increases the composition of the board of trustees of the employees' retirement system from 8 to 12 and amends the composition and appointment procedures in order to provide for county representation.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 850

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires 4 of the 5 seats on the board of trustees of the employer-union health benefits trust fund allocated to public employers to be occupied by the respective county directors of finance.

 

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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 422 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6331 (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 586-6180 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. Karl Rhoads

Chair