HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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. Lynn Finnegan

Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Chris Lee

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 22, 2010

TIME:

1:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 2702

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Proposed HD1: Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to conduct a study on the cost and feasibility of changing from annual to semi-annual the contribution rate schedules for unemployment contributions.  Provides for fixed reserve ratios for calendar years 2010 and 2011 for employers commencing operations in 2010 and employers currently in operation who hire new employees or rehire employees that were laid-off prior to January 1, 2010.  Requires the department of labor and industrial relations to review the auditor's study conducted in 1982 regarding the financing mechanisms of the unemployment compensation fund.  Requires reports.

 

FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

 

 

HB 2257, HD1

(HSCR176-10)

Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.

Authorizes an individual that is attached to a regular employer who is not offering work to still receive unemployment insurance benefits even if that individual voluntarily or involuntarily separates from part-time employment, with or without good cause.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2964, HD1

(HSCR177-10)

Status

RELATING TO SALARIES.

Increases the salary reduction for the governor, the lieutenant governor, the justices and judges of all state courts, the administrative director of the State or an equivalent position, the department heads or executive officers and the deputies or assistants of various state departments, and legislators from 5% to 8.07% for the second half of the 2009-2010 fiscal biennium.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2163

(HSCR44-10)

Status

RELATING TO SALARY AND PENSION PAYMENTS.

Requires all employees hired prior to July 1, 1998, and who have not designated a financial account into which the State is authorized to deposit the employee's pay, to designate an account no later than a date to be determined.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2637

(HSCR304-10)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.

Clarifies that a physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for a subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board certified or licensed specialist.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2935, HD2

(HSCR324-10)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Makes it an unlawful practice for any employer or labor organization to bar or discharge from employment, withhold pay from, or demote an employee because the employee legitimately uses accrued and available negotiated sick leave in accordance with an employer's attendant and negotiated sick leave policies, except for abuse of sick leave. Provides exceptions for essential job functions or requirements. Effective December 21, 2058.

 

LAB, JUD, 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: 2 copies 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 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from 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.

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair