STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1647-14

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2014

 

RE:   S.B. No. 1233

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Seventh State Legislature

Regular Session of 2014

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 1233, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO LEAVES OF ABSENCE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to require private employers employing 50 or more employees to allow employees to take leaves of absence for organ, bone marrow, or peripheral blood stem cell donations.   

 

     The National Kidney Foundation of Hawaii, Legacy of Life Hawaii, and numerous concerned individuals supported this measure.  The Queens Health Systems commented on this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 1233, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair