HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

TIME:

2:45 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 917

(HSCR92)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Requires employers to provide employees with specific wage and employer information in employees' pay records; requires employers to maintain accurate and timely wage recordkeeping. Effective January 1, 2014.

 

LAB/EDB, FIN

HB 919

(HSCR93)

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 of a controlled-substance-related offense to participate in such programs provided reasonable safeguards are in place.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 920, HD1

(HSCR145)

Status

RELATING TO APPEALS TO THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Authorizes the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board to establish a $30 fee for the filing of appeals and fees for other administrative expenses. Establishes a Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board Special Fund. Effective July 1, 2013. Repealed July 1, 2016.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 921

(HSCR94)

Status

RELATING TO PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Affirms the authority of the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board to issue orders or take other appropriate action to enforce its rules and orders and allows parties to electronically file appeals to the appellate court.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 922, HD1

(HSCR146)

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, provided that both parties consent.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 923, HD1

(HSCR147)

Status

RELATING TO DISABILITY COMPENSATION DIVISION SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes a Disability Compensation Division Special Fund and authorizes the Disability Compensation Division to establish fees for subpoenas, injury reports, and hearings applications; establishes and funds two full-time positions. Effective July 1, 2013. Repealed June 30, 2016.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 924

(HSCR95)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Authorizes the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to provide written notice of hearing to all parties by first class mail at least fifteen days before the hearing, notwithstanding section 91-9.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and makes necessary housekeeping amendments that conform to existing law.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 925

(HSCR96)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY APPEALS REFEREE'S OFFICE.

Modifies the notice period for unemployment appeal hearings from fifteen days to twelve days and authorizes notices and correspondence to be sent electronically in lieu of notice by mail.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 926

(HSCR97)

Status

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH HEARINGS.

Authorizes the Hawaii Labor Relations board to provide written notice of hearing to all parties by first class mail at least fifteen days before the hearing, notwithstanding section 91-9.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and clarifies the board's powers for conducting appeals under chapter 396, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 927

(HSCR98)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING FUND.

Strengthens the use of the Employment and Training Fund to assist local small businesses through training programs identified in the State's economic development strategy as identified by the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism and local Workforce Investment Boards.

 

LAB/EDB, FIN

HB 928

(HSCR99)

Status

RELATING TO CERTAIN FUNDS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS.

Clarifies the classification of certain special funds under the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations as trust funds as recommended by the Legislative Auditor.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 929

(HSCR100)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ASSESSMENT.

Beginning January 1, 2013, exempts the employment and training assessment on contributory employers with zero per cent and the maximum rate according to the applicable contribution rate schedule in section 383-68.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair