HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 6

 

HB 1858

(HSCR30-12)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE INFORMATION.

Requires the Director of Human Resources Development to annually report workforce demographic information to the Legislature. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1698

(HSCR10-12)

Status

RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.

Removes the department of human resources development's requirement to report expenditures on qualified community rehabilitation programs to the legislature.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2773, HD2

(HSCR540-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE WEED AND SEED PROGRAM.

Establishes the Weed and Seed program under the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Appropriates an unspecified amount to the Young Men's Christian Association of Honolulu as a grant to support the Weed and Seed program on Oahu. Appropriates $336,000 for fiscal year 2012-2013 to maintain and expand the program. Effective 1/7/2059.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2578, HD1

(HSCR496-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Abolishes the Advisory Council for Community Services.

LAB, HUS, FIN

HB 1765, HD2

(HSCR534-12)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows counties to conduct criminal history checks on prospective liquor commission employees, prospective employees working with vulnerable adults or seniors, employees for fire department and emergency medical services positions, and emergency management employees with certain additional requirements. Effective January 7, 2059.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 2254, HD1

(HSCR544-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE PRETAX TRANSPORTATION BENEFIT.

Allows the chief executive of certain jurisdictions of the State, including the counties, to establish a wage and salary reduction benefit program which qualifies as a pretax transportation benefit program within the meaning of section 132 of the Internal Revenue Code. Authorizes the chief executive to enter into all contracts necessary to establish, administer, and maintain such a program.

 

LAB/TRN, FIN

HB 2573

(HSCR253-12)

Status

RELATING TO APPRENTICESHIP.

Amends the state apprenticeship law to conform to new federal regulations on apprenticeship in 29 Code of Federal Regulations part 29.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2025, HD1

(HSCR564-12)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Authorizes certain private employers to administer a work-sharing plan to avoid temporary layoffs, if approved by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations. Allows employees under a work-sharing plan to receive unemployment benefits to compensate for lost wages. Requires employees to be employed for not less than 90 days to be eligible for participation in a work-sharing program. Requires an employer to notify employees eligible to participate in a work-sharing program that unemployment compensation benefits may be affected if an employee becomes unemployed in the future. Effective September 1, 2013.

 

LAB, ERB, 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: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-6200 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. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair