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, February 03, 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 2152

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.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2572

Status

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYMENT.

Clarifies exemptions from civil service for federally funded work experience programs and temporary public service employment; allows persons with criminal conviction to participate in such programs provided reasonable safeguards are in place.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2573

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 2576

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.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2577

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Clarifies the definition of "wages" in the Payment of Wages and Other Compensation Law, chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include any promised paid time off.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2578

Status

RELATING TO THE ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Abolishes the Advisory Council for Community Services.

 

LAB, HUS, FIN

HB 2582

Status

RELATING TO APPEALS TO THE APPELLATE BOARD.

Authorizes the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board to establish reasonable fees for the filing of appeals and other administrative costs associated with the processing of appeals and to establish a Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board Special Fund.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2586

Status

RELATING TO DISABILITY COMPENSATION DIVISION SPECIAL FUND.

Authorizes the Disability Compensation Division to establish a Disability Compensation Division Special Fund and to establish reasonable fees for the issuing of subpoenas and filing of first injury reports.

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2655

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Directs the DLIR 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.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2711

Status

RELATING TO A LIVING WAGE FOR WORKERS ON SERVICE CONTRACTS.

Requires contractors with public contracts greater than $5,000: (1) to pay their employees wages that provide an annual income equal to the poverty guidelines for Hawaii published by the federal DHHS, or a greater amount; and (2) to allow their employees to have access to and join labor organizations.

 

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.

 

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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