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, February 2, 2010

TIME:

9:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2964

Status

RELATING TO SALARIES.

Increases the salary reduction for legislators from 5% to 8.07% for the second half of the 2009-2010 fiscal biennium.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2079

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Repeals the possibility of the director extending the due date for written decisions on the outcome of worker compensation claims.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2637

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 2636

Status

RELATING TO DISLOCATED WORKERS.

Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to exercise enforcement powers against an employer in a covered establishment that would require the employer to adhere to, and comply with, the notification and penalty provisions of section 394B-9, HRS.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2101

Status

RELATING TO CUSTOMER SERVICE.

Directs the ombudsman to develop and implement a pilot program using informed customers to investigate customer service at state agencies.

 

LAB, LMG, FIN

HB 2165

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Conforms to medicare law the definition in the employer-union health benefits trust fund law relating to disabled individuals.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2257

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.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2429

Status

RELATING TO SEPARATION INCENTIVES.

Authorizes the state executive branch to offer a voluntary severance or a special retirement incentive benefit to state employees who elect to voluntarily separate from service when their positions are identified for abolishment or when they are directly affected by a reduction-in-force or workforce restructuring plan; extends to other jurisdictions the option to provide a special retirement incentive to their respective employees under a reduction-in-force or a workforce restructuring plan.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2858

Status

RELATING TO FURLOUGHS.

Specifies that a "furlough" relates to an employee's wages and hours of employment and constitutes a term or condition of employment that is subject to collective bargaining.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2897

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Subjects a contractor to revocation or suspension of license for knowingly or intentionally employing a person who is not eligible to work in the United States under federal law to perform work on any project or operation.

 

LAB, CPC, JUD

HB 2919

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends the definition of "sewer worker" for purposes of the Employees' Retirement System to include sewer maintenance working supervisors, wastewater collection system inspection supervisors, wastewater collection system district supervisors, and wastewater collection system field services supervisors.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2935

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 uses accrued and available sick leave.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1687

Status

RELATING TO SICK LEAVE.

Requires employers to provide paid sick leave to employees.

 

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: 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