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 16, 2010

TIME:

10:00 A.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2849, SD2

(SSCR2589)

Status

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

PROPOSED HD1: Establishes bargaining unit health benefits trust funds. Changes the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to provide health and other benefits to exempt employees and retirees and changes the name of the fund to the Hawaii Public Employee Health Benefits Trust Fund. Amends the impasse procedures for certain bargaining units by shortening the time frames for arbitration.

 

LAB, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 326 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov

 

 

SB 2050

(SSCR2379)

Status

RELATING TO VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION IN WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.

Requires a provider in its rehabilitation plan to determine if modified or other work with the same employer represents suitable gainful employment.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2324, SD2

(SSCR2524)

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 under certain circumstances if the individual separates from an employer offering part-time employment. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2597

(SSCR2385)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYERS' MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY.

Clarifies that the Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company shall not have any additional third-party duty nor incur any additional liability toward members or beneficiaries beyond that explicitly created by statute. Makes housekeeping amendments.

 

LAB, CPC/JUD

HR 84/ HCR 145

Status

URGING THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TO MEET OR EXCEED OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION POSITION BENCHMARKS FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HCR 102

Status

EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING OSHA REGULATIONS ON THE USE OF HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM AND URGING OSHA TO DEVELOP SAFER ALTERNATIVES AND BAN HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM.

 

 

LAB, EBM

HR 127/ HCR 194

Status

REQUESTING THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR HUMAN RESOURCES TASK FORCE TO STUDY THE SIMPLIFICATION OF JOB CLASSIFICATIONS WITHIN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE STREAMLINING OF OPERATIONS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND LINE DEPARTMENTS.

 

 

LAB, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

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     Measure number; and

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair