HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Pono Chong

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Denny Coffman

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Jo Jordan

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 28, 2011

TIME:

3:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

HB 837, HD1

(HSCR474)

Status

RELATING TO UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE BENEFITS.

Authorizes an individual that is attached to a regular employer who is not offering work to receive unemployment insurance benefits even if the individual voluntarily or involuntarily separates from part-time employment, with or without good cause. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

HB 1076

(HSCR262)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Appropriates 2009 special administrative transfer for payment of Unemployment Insurance administration expenses.

 

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

HB 1036

(HSCR343)

Status

RELATING TO FEDERAL TAX QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Adopts language, regarding death benefits for Employees' Retirement System member on qualified military service, required to maintain the tax-qualified status of the Employees' Retirement System and adopts provisions, for the commencement of benefits, required to maintain the tax qualified status of the Employees' Retirement System.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 174

(HSCR2)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Increases the members on the ERS board of trustees from eight to ten. Establishes county representation on the ERS board of directors.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 169, HD1

(HSCR345)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Enacts the optional total unemployment rate trigger. Appropriates funds for an automated extended benefit claims system. Effective January 1, 2012.

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

HB 341, HD2

(HSCR587)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Makes it unlawful for any employer or labor organization to suspend, discharge, or discriminate against an employee solely because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave. Allows an employer or labor organization to require written verification by a physician that the employee was ill. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

LAB/ERB, JUD, FIN

HB 1434, HD1

(HSCR341)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORK PROJECTS.

Clarifies that up to six single violations of the prevailing wage law refers to each separate project where the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations finds a contractor in violation. Allows a violator to use an affirmative defense at appeal that the violation occurred unintentionally.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 587, HD1

(HSCR103)

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Authorizes the counties to appoint and remove their respective liquor administrators unless otherwise prescribed by their respective county charter.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 175, HD1

(HSCR3)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Requires one of the members of the EUTF board of trustees to be appointed by agreement of the mayors of the four counties and approved by the Hawaii State Association of Counties. Permits the Governor to fill the vacancy should it not be filled within sixty days.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1268

(HSCR261)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH INSURANCE.

Limits the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund board to contract for health benefits plans only with carriers that provide or administer prescription drug coverage together with medical benefits.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1243, HD2

(HSCR492)

Status

RELATING TO REPACKAGED DRUGS AND COMPOUND MEDICATIONS.

Establishes price caps for the Hawaii workers' compensation insurance system for drugs, including repackaged drugs and compound medications. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

LAB/ERB, HLT, 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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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair