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:

Friday, January 29, 2010

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2258

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE INSURANCE.

Creates a family leave insurance fund to be administered by DLIR under the workers' compensation statute. Amends the definition of injuries covered under the workers' compensation statute to include family leave.

 

LAB, HUS, FIN

HB 2379

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Defines "confidential witness" and clarifies the allowable uses of factual matters obtained by the Hawaii civil rights commission during an investigation.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2473

Status

RELATING TO WORKPLACE PRACTICES.

Makes abusive conduct against an employee in the workplace a violation of occupational safety and health law.

 

LAB, EBM, JUD

HB 1877

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Exempts public employees whose positions are fully or partially funded by non-general funds from furloughs and reductions in force.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1903

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR STATE EMPLOYEES.

Transfers funds from the general fund into the unemployment compensation fund to pay unemployment benefits to persons who were laid off from state employment because of a reduction-in-force. Appropriates funds to pay all accumulated vacation leave for persons who retired from state employment or were laid off from state employment because of a reduction-in-force. Appropriates funds to pay the additional health benefits plan costs for persons who retired from state employment and their dependent-beneficiaries.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1904

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT.

Requires the set aside from the general excise tax revenues of an amount equivalent to the unfunded accrued liability contribution by the State for state employees. Takes effect on 07/01/11.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1905

Status

RELATING TO STATE PAYMENTS.

Remits general excise tax funds to pay fringe benefit contributions and tax refunds not paid in previous fiscal years to balance the state budget. Act takes effect on 07/01/2011.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2100

Status

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS OF EMPLOYEES ON SERVICE CONTRACTS.

Extends little Davis-Bacon rights regarding prevailing wages to employees on service contracts with governmental contracting agencies.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2163

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 2202

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Removes definitions requiring online posting of workers' availability and prohibiting all department of labor and industrial relations' rules, current and future, that require posting of workers' availability online.

 

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.

 

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PAPER: 4 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 (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 586-6180 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