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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2057, SD1

(SSCR2542)

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. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2070, SD1

(SSCR2691)

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. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2071, SD2

(SSCR2467)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows counties to conduct criminal history checks on employees and prospective employees supporting the liquor commission, working with vulnerable adults or seniors, and working in the field of emergency services and emergency management. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2213, SD2

(SSCR2663)

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Requires an appointing authority to consider another position administrated by the appointing authority for which an employee is qualified before the employee is considered for discharge due to failure to meet performance requirements. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2214, SD2

(SSCR2725)

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. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2323, SD1

(SSCR2590)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Appropriates funds for registered professional nurses within collective bargaining unit 9 and their excluded counterparts. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2324, SD1

(SSCR2793)

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. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2845, SD1

(SSCR2456)

Status

RELATING TO MEDICAL BENEFITS UNDER THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW.

Allows the director of labor and industrial relations to make a decision on disputes regarding treatment plans and continued medical services without a hearing. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

SB 2846, SD1

(SSCR2477)

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 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

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: 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 10MB in size, transmit from 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