HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2010

 

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, January 26, 2010

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2169

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Sets, for calendar year 2010, the employer contribution rate at schedule D and the wage base at 90% of the average annual wage. Sets, for calendar year 2011, the employer contribution rate at schedule G. Retains the maximum weekly benefit rate beginning 01/01/2011 at 75% of the average weekly wage. Authorizes special assessments upon employers to pay the interest costs on loans received from the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2207

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Applies contribution rates schedules E and F to calendar years 2010 and 2011, respectively, notwithstanding the ratio of the current reserve fund to the adequate reserve fund. Requires assessments upon employers to avoid federal penalties on outstanding loan balances on loans received from the U.S. Secretary of Labor when the balance in the unemployment compensation fund is insufficient to pay expected benefit claims. Permanently retains the adequate reserve fund at one times the product of the benefit cost rate multiplied by the total remuneration paid. Keeps the maximum weekly benefit amount at 75% of the average weekly wage, but reduces the maximum weekly benefit amount over the potential twenty-six week period of benefit eligibility.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 437

Status

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

Extends the maximum age for EUTF health benefits coverage for dependent-beneficiaries who are unmarried full-time students and are called to active duty in federal service with the National Guard or military reserves.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2103

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Authorizes nonsupervisory legislative employees to unionize through the card check and expedited bargaining process.

 

LAB, LMG, FIN

HB 2102

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires identification of licensed individuals performing electrical and plumbing work on a construction job site.

 

LAB, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair