HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kaniela Ing

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 07, 2014

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure has been ADDED to the agenda: HB 2347

 

 

 

 

HB 2164

Status

RELATING TO SPECIALTY CONTRACTORS.

Clarifies the principal contracting business for the specialty contractor classification and the limited exception given to specialty contractors to take and execute contracts involving two or more unrelated crafts or trades.

 

LAB, CPC

HB 2250

(HSCR157-14)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Board of Directors to set the salary of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation Executive Director.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 2257

(HSCR119-14)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SUPERINTENDENT'S SALARY.

Adjusts the salary cap of the Superintendent of Education.

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 2217, HD1

(HSCR136-14)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Authorizes DLIR to establish work groups to identify high job growth industries and workforce needs and to develop training programs. Appropriates unspecified funds. Effective January 20, 2050. (HB2217 HD1)

 

EDB, LAB, FIN

HB 1501

Status

RELATING TO HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

Requires all employees of the State Historic Preservation Division, except the State Historic Preservation Officer, to be civil service employees subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1737

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Appropriates an unspecified amount to the Office of Community Services for fiscal year 2014-2015. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2218

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT.

Conforms restrictions placed on the creation of civil service exempt positions and annual review requirements.

 

LAB, FIN

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda:

HB 2347, HD1

(HSCR156-14)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS.

Clarifies that Department of Taxation criminal investigators who are subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, also have police powers. Effective July 1, 2050. (HB2347 HD1)

 

PBS, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

Decision Making

 

 

The Following measures were heard on February 4, 2014:

 

HB 1973

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Imposes a penalty on an employer who does not pay an employee temporary partial disability benefits within fourteen calendar days after the end of the employee's customary work week. Clarifies that an eligibility determination for disability benefits depends on the employee's entire record and the failure of the attending physician to certify a specialized form provided by the employer or the department does not disqualify the employee from disability benefits.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1705

Status

RELATING TO FIREFIGHTERS.

Provides firefighters with comprehensive medical coverage through workers compensation law and service connected disability retirement benefits through a presumptive law for cancer, blood-borne infectious diseases, and exposure to a biochemical substance. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

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PAPER: 12 copies (including an original) to Room 422 in the State Capitol;

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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.

 

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 586-6682 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. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair