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:

Friday, January 27, 2012

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2096

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Extends the 75% maximum weekly benefit amount to 12/31/12. Sets, for calendar year 2012, the employer contribution rate at schedule F. Makes available a line of credit of general revenues for the unemployment compensation fund between 03/01/12 and 06/01/13. Requires, before 06/29/13, that the general fund be repaid for all general revenues loaned to the unemployment compensation fund. Requires, on 06/30/13, the repaid revenues be transferred to the emergency and budget reserve fund. Requires the Act to apply retroactively to 01/01/12.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1731

Status

RELATING TO A PUBLIC EMPLOYEE SUGGESTION PROGRAM.

Establishes a public employee suggestion program with monetary incentives for the employee and agency for ideas that result in savings to the State.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1764

Status

RELATING TO THE RESIDENCY OF APPOINTIVE OFFICERS.

Allows the waiver of residency requirements for the state or county department heads, deputies or assistants to a department head, when the appointed officer is required to have highly specialized or scientific knowledge or training and a qualified applicant who meets the residency requirement is not available to fill the position.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1847

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Clarifies that when an appointing authority, prior to release or discharge of an employee, is considering the feasibility of transferring or demoting the employee to another position for which the employee qualifies, the transfer or demotion considered shall be to another position within the appointing authority's jurisdiction.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1858

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

 

 

 

 

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 586-9286 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. Karl Rhoads

Chair