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, March 9, 2010

TIME:

9:30 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2323

(SSCR2380)

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, EBM, FIN

SB 2339, SD1

(SSCR2497)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires an employer who denies compensability, or indicates compensability is not accepted, to submit a written report to the director and claimant within thirty days of its denial of, or indication not to accept, compensability that substantiates its denial of compensability; prohibits the due date for the employer's written report to be extended. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2566

(SSCR2382)

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

SB 2383

(SSCR2556)

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

SB 2564, SD1

(SSCR2370)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Defines "confidential witness statement" and clarifies the allowable uses of factual matters obtained by the Hawaii civil rights commission during an investigation. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2565, SD1

(SSCR2501)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Extends the deadline for the Hawaii civil rights commission to adopt new rules regarding disability discrimination to allow for conformity with new federal rules. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2325, SD1

(SSCR2354)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires identification of licensed individuals performing electrical, plumbing, and elevator mechanic work on a construction job site. (SD1)

 

LAB, CPC

SB 2394

(SSCR2378)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE DEFERRED COMPENSATION PLAN.

Makes the director of human resources development one of two ex officio members and deletes the requirement to serve as the chairperson; requires the five public employee members to be elected by the employee-beneficiaries of the deferred compensation plan; deletes appointment by the governor and advice and consent of the senate; requires rules to be adopted.

 

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: 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