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:

Friday, February 06, 2009

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1129

Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT CONTRIBUTION RATES.

Intended to conform Hawaii's unemployment insurance law to federal law to ensure uniform application to all state unemployment insurance experience rating transfers for employers.

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

HB 987

Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT.

Creates the state comprehensive employment training program providing subsidized employment for work with a public purpose. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1104

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE OF HAWAII DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.

Assist eligible state and participating county employees in saving for retirement by automatically enrolling new employees into the State of Hawaii Deferred Compensation Plan, with an opt-out option.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1280

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Enacts the responsible construction contractor law for government procurements of construction projects.

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

HB 1289

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires all offerors and subcontractors for construction contracts subject to the state public procurement code, to maintain or participate in a bona fide, state-approved apprenticeship program at the time of general bidding.

 

LAB, EBM, FIN

HB 1130

Status

RELATING TO THE BOILER AND ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.

Permits the department to set re-inspection frequencies for renewal permits based on factors relevant to the safe operation of the equipment; clarifies that in addition to asking questions relating to an investigation, enforcement and inspection activities, that the department may also obtain relevant records; housekeeping amendments for spelling and clarification.

 

LAB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 1125

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 1479

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to use a standard reporting form to report the fringe benefit rate paid to both union and non-union laborers who perform work for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings and public works.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1287

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Amends various sections of HRS to comply with Act 253, Session Laws of Hawaii 2000, which places restrictions on the creation of civil service exempt positions and requires an annual review of exempt positions to determine whether they should be converted to civil service positions.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 955

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Expands the counties' authority to conduct criminal history record checks on current and prospective employees.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1480

Status

RELATING TO DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES.

Amends the definition of disability. Amends and adds certain definitions to broaden protections against employment disability discrimination in the State.

 

LAB, JUD

 

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