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:

4:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 7

 

HB 2575, HD2

(HSCR597-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE BOILER AND ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.

Establishes the Boiler and Elevator Special Fund for the purpose of collecting and depositing fees charged for permits, inspections, and certificates of boilers, pressure systems, elevators, and kindred equipment, and amusement rides to provide sufficient operating funds for the Boiler and Elevator Inspection Branch. Requires repayment of the start-up general revenues deposited into the special fund within five years. Effective March 3, 2033.

 

 

LAB/ERB, HSG, FIN

HB 2576, HD1

(HSCR614-12)

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. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2264, HD1

(HSCR92-12)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Increases the maximum contribution rate, effective January 1, 2013.

 

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1744

(HSCR9-12)

Status

RELATING TO COMPENSATION.

Stipulates that the five per cent decrease to the legislative, executive, and judicial salaries applies to what the respective salaries were as of June 30, 2009, and remains at the specified salary rate until June 30, 2013. Repeals Act 85, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2009, as amended by Act 57, SLH 2011, as amended by this Act, at 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2013. Provides that the repeal of the aforementioned Acts for the period of July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2013, shall not be construed to restore or reinstate any leaves for vacation or sick leave, any salary, or any other compensation reduced by the Acts. Effective upon its approval.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2655, HD1

(HSCR229-12)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Directs the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish a state-funded training program to expand the workforce investment activities administered by the DLIR under the federal Workforce Investment Act. Makes an appropriation. Provides for the adoption of rules. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2099, HD1

(HSCR628-12)

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. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2584, HD1

(HSCR629-12)

Status

RELATING TO NOTICE OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE.

Allows 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. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2152, HD1

(HSCR610-12)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Increases the fee schedule of compensation for medical care, services, and supplies in workers' compensation cases from 110 percent to 130 percent of the Medicare Resource Based Relative Value Scale applicable to Hawaii as prepared by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Does not apply to motor vehicle insurance rates. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

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