HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 16, 2012

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

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 ADDED to the agenda: HB1829

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB2577

 

 

HB 2260, HD1

(HSCR171-12)

Status

RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Requires businesses in the State to collect a fee for single-use checkout bags provided to a customer. Allows businesses to keep twenty per cent of the fees for the first year of the program and ten per cent of the fees thereafter, subject to income and general excises taxes. Requires fees to be collected on single-use checkout bags not prohibited by county ordinance. Deposits a percentage of fees collected into the natural area reserves fund, and the remainder into the general fund. Requires reports to the legislature. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB2260 HD1)

 

EEP, ERB, FIN

HB 2576

(HSCR209-12)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY LAW.

Amends the procedure for rate determination to clarify that the department's determination must be appealed to the referee and not directly to circuit court.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2584

(HSCR136-12)

Status

RELATING TO NOTICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE.

To allow the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to accept the notice of employer's workers' compensation insurance from approved third party agencies in a manner and form approved by the director.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2099

(HSCR137-12)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Clarifies that attorney's fees may be included in costs that may be assessed against a party who brings, prosecutes, or defends a workers' compensation claim without reasonable ground.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2577, HD1

(HSCR174-12)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Clarifies the definition of "wages" in the Payment of Wages and Other Compensation Law, chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include any promised paid time off. Allows vacation and personal time off to be accrued. (HB2577 HD1)

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2177

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Prohibits the issuance of a liquor license to retailers whose premises at a single location where the liquor would be sold or stored is 100,000 square feet or more. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

ERB, CPC/JUD

HB 2306

Status

RELATING TO CHAPTER 328J, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Permits bars and nightclubs with liquor licenses to allow smoking by posting "smoking permitted" signs and provides that no county ordinance shall prohibit or restrict smoking in these establishments. Effective 1/1/13.

 

ERB, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 14, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

HB 1829

Status

RELATING TO LEASES.

Requires lessors of commercial and industrial property to afford lessees the option of renewing their leases. Requires, in leasehold renegotiations, that a rent based on fair market value shall apply even if that value is lower than existing rent and the lease contract bars the lowering of rent upon renegotiation.

 

ERB, JUD

 

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: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 404 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8479 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to ERBtestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov; or

WEB: For comments less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes. This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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 586-6498 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