HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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

Rep. Tom Okamura

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1698

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 2025

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Authorizes certain private employers to administer a work-sharing plan to avoid temporary layoffs, if approved by the DLIR. Allows employees under a work-sharing plan to receive unemployment benefits to compensate for lost wages.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 1677

Status

RELATING TO WORK-SHARING.

Creates a work-sharing program that provides an alternative to layoffs during a temporary slowdown in business.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 1682

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Increases minimum wage to $7.75 for 2012 and $8.25 from 07/01/2013. Effective 07/01/2012.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 1691

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Bases the minimum wage on the federal poverty level for a family of 2 persons for Hawaii, beginning 1/1/13.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 1799

Status

RELATING TO SALARIES.

Clarifies Act 57, Session Laws of Hawaii 2011, with regard to salary rates for executive, judicial, and legislative officials, to give effect to the recommendations of the commission on salaries.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1744

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 1765

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows counties to conduct criminal history checks on prospective liquor commission employees, employees working with vulnerable adults or seniors, employees for fire, emergency medical services, and emergency management employees.

 

LAB, JUD, 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: 3 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

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 586-9286or 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. Karl Rhoads

Chair