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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 11, 2011

TIME:

9:10 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: DUPLICATE HB1035

 

HB 1035

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM BENEFIT ENHANCEMENT MORATORIUM.

Institutes a moratorium on the enhancement of Employees' Retirement System benefits until the system's funded ratio is at least eighty percent.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1041

Status

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

Proposed HD1: To eliminate Medicare Part B reimbursements for retired employee-beneficiaries and the spouses of employee-beneficiaries who are retired employees. To only apply prospectively and would only apply to an employee-beneficiary hired after June 30, 2011 or the spouse of an employee-beneficiary hired after June 30, 2011.

 

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

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1268

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 779

Status

RELATING TO FRINGE BENEFIT CONTRIBUTIONS.

Requires state contributions to the employees' retirement system to be paid from the general fund on a quarterly basis. Requires payments to be made before the end of the fiscal quarter. Requires departments and agencies whose employees are paid from state non-general funds to reimburse the state general fund for advance contributions. Requires the departments and agencies to pay monthly interest at 0.25% on the reimbursements. Takes effect on 07/01/2011 and is repealed on 06/30/2015.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1035

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM BENEFIT ENHANCEMENT MORATORIUM.

Institutes a moratorium on the enhancement of Employees' Retirement System benefits until the system's funded ratio is at least eighty percent.

 

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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Karl Rhoads

Chair