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 13, 2009

TIME:

8:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1536

Status

RELATING TO SALARIES.

Freezes the salaries of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, justices and judges of all state courts, Administrative Director of the State, departmental directors and deputy directors, and members of the Legislature.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1106

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Protects the rights of public employees by preserving health, retirement, leave, and other benefits if furloughs are implemented in fiscal years 2009 to 2013.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1718

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS.

Specifies that the requirement that the State and the counties reimburse retired employees for medicare part B premiums through the employer-union trust fund applies only to the employees who retire prior to 12/31/09.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1719

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Suspends state and county contributions to the EUTF for all state and county employee-beneficiaries who retire after 7/1/09, regardless of date of hire and years of service, if the employee retires before the employee's medicare retirement age. Resumes coverage after medicare retirement age. Allows employee to retain health coverage through the EUTF by paying the respective state or county share of premiums until medicare retirement age.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1725

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

From 07/01/2009 to 06/30/2015: (1) prohibits health benefits plan of the employer-union health benefits trust fund from providing prescription drug coverage; and (2)allows board of trustees to make prescription drug benefits available through drug coverage plans that are paid for entirely by employee-beneficiaries.

 

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 586-586-6180 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