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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, January 28, 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 166

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH LAW.

Raises the civil penalty amounts and additional criminal fines for violations of the Hawaii occupational safety and health Law.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 167

Status

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

Establishes bargaining unit health benefits trust funds. Requires public employers and unions to negotiate employers' contributions. Amends the impasse procedures for certain bargaining units. Provides right to strike on the issue of a public employers' contribution for health and other benefits.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 174

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 175

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.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 268

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows counties to conduct criminal history record checks on certain: 1) liquor commission employees and prospective employees; 2) prospective employees working with vulnerable adults or seniors; and 3) prospective fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management employees.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 385

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Authorizes nonsupervisory legislative employees to unionize through the card check and expedited bargaining process.

 

LAB, LMG, FIN

HB 386

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION FRAUD.

Transfers jurisdiction over workers' compensation fraud from the department of labor and industrial relations to the insurance fraud investigations unit of the insurance division of the department of commerce and consumer affairs.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 467

Status

RELATING TO WHISTLEBLOWERS' PROTECTION.

Provides additional protection to public employees who report violations of the law. Expands the department of labor and industrial relations' responsibilities regarding whistleblowers.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 546

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL RIGHTS.

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity and expression as a public policy matter and specifically with regard to employment.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 777

Status

RELATING TO THE HEALTH FUND.

Establishes a formula for the reimbursement of the state general fund from non-general funds for health fund contributions for retired state employees.

 

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.org; 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