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. Heather Giugni

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 30, 2012

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

SB 2220, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1153-12)

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 upon approval except for fees and appropriations which are effective on July 1, 2012.

 

LAB/ERB, FIN

SB 2323, SD1

(HSCR1020-12)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds for registered professional nurses within collective bargaining unit 9 and their excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2324, SD1

(HSCR1054-12)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds for officers and employees within collective bargaining units 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 13, and their excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2214, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1094-12)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Clarifies provisions that negotiations relating to contributions to the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund shall be to agree upon amounts that the State and counties shall contribute toward the payment of costs for a health benefits plan and group life insurance benefits for active public employees; clarifies that a decision of an arbitration panel shall be final.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2750, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1202-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Prevents unexpected increases in pension benefits and in the unfunded actuarial accrued liability of the Employees' Retirement System by limiting the amount of compensation included in "average final compensation" and requires employers to pay the additional costs resulting from spiking. Effective July 1, 2012.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2751, HD1

(HSCR1193-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Requires two of the three members of the Board of Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System representing the citizens of the State of Hawaii to have at least three years of experience providing financial services, including investment experience.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2213, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1095-12)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Requires the consideration of transfer or demotion to another position for which an employee is qualified within the same department before the employee is considered for discharge due to failure to meet performance requirements.

 

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: 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