HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Karl Rhoads, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Scott K. Saiki

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Joseph M. Souki

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee

Rep. George R. Fontaine

Rep. Sylvia Luke

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION& BUSINESS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

TIME:

9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 169

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Enacts the optional total unemployment rate trigger.

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

HB 341

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 solely because the employee uses accrued and available sick leave.

 

LAB/ERB, JUD, FIN

HB 463

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL AND REHABILITATION BENEFITS.

Clarifies that an injured employee's physician or surgeon may conduct diagnostic testing or engage in a one-time consultation for subspecialty diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations from a board-certified or licensed specialist.

 

LAB/ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 464

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires an employer who denies a workers' compensation claim, or indicates compensability is not accepted, to submit a written report to DLIR and the claimant that describes the employer's investigation of the claim.

 

LAB/ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 527

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Disallows workers' compensation benefits for the exacerbation of injuries sustained during after work, voluntary recreational, or social activities.

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

HB 465

Status

RELATING TO DISLOCATED WORKERS.

Authorizes the DLIR 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. Redefines "covered establishment" to include any number of employed persons.

 

LAB/ERB, JUD

HB 450

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES.

Mandates the commission on salaries to hold at least one public hearing before submitting their report and findings to the legislature and governor.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 570

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMISSION ON SALARIES.

Requires commission on salaries to conduct a public hearing on Oahu prior to submitting its recommendations to the legislature.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 558

Status

RELATING TO WAGES, HOURS, AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYEES OF CONTRACTORS PERFORMING SERVICES.

Clarifies that services to be rendered shall be performed by employees paid at wages or salaries not less than the wages paid to public officers and employees for similar work in the State.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 587

Status

RELATING TO COUNTIES.

Authorizes the counties to appoint and remove their respective liquor administrators pursuant to their respective county charter. Provides powers and duties of liquor administrator.

 

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: 24 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

E-MAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to LABTestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov; 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. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair