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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2073, SD1

(SSCR2564)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (6) and its excluded counterparts. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2074, SD1

(SSCR2639)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (9) and its excluded counterparts. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2075

(SSCR2640)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (14) and its excluded counterparts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2259, SD1

(SSCR2798)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Prohibits parties in arbitration from including in their final positions any proposals that were not previously submitted in writing before impasse and about which an impasse in collective bargaining has not been reached. Authorizes the arbitration panel to decide whether final positions comply with all requirements and which proposals may be considered for inclusion in the final agreement. Effective 07/01/50. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2260, SD2

(SSCR2516)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS.

Increases the suspension period from three to five years for a third violation of a person or firm who violates state law on wages and hours of employees on public works. Clarifies the effective date of suspension. Clarifies that a first, second, or third violation refers to each investigation involving one or more projects, rather than each project, in which a contractor has failed to comply. Specifies that suspension for falsification of records or delay or interference with an investigation is immediate. Specifies who the director of labor and industrial relations must notify of any suspension order. Repeals 06/30/2018. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2365, SD2

(SSCR2577)

Status

RELATING TO INSURANCE CLAIMS.

Limits the reimbursement payments of prescription medications, including relabeled, repackaged, or compounded prescription medications, in workers' compensation claims. Requires motor vehicle insurance benefits to automatically adopt the prescription drug pricing protections associated with the workers' compensation supplemental medical fee schedule, unless otherwise modified by the Insurance Commissioner through rulemaking. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

SB 2420, SD1

(SSCR2589)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS FOR STATE AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES.

Allows the State and counties to perform criminal history record checks on employees, prospective employees, volunteers, and contractors whose positions allow them access to sensitive information, firearms for other than law enforcement purposes, and secured areas related to a traffic management center. Allows the counties to perform criminal history record checks prior to making an employment offer, and be exempt from the ten year look-back period, for prospective employees whose positions involve the handling or use of firearms for other than law enforcement purposes. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2813

(SSCR2707)

Status

RELATING TO INVESTMENT AUTHORITY OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Repeals the limitation on the holding period for real estate acquired by the Employees' Retirement System by foreclosure, enforcement of security, or in satisfaction of debts.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2816, SD1

(SSCR2674)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO SUPPORT UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COSTS.

Provides general fund appropriation to support employment costs for University of Hawaii collective bargaining unit (7) and its excluded counterparts. (SD1)

 

LAB, HED, FIN

SB 2923, SD2

(SSCR2687)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL FEE SCHEDULE.

Requires DLIR to update the workers' compensation medical fee schedule annually. Authorizes DLIR to establish a workers' compensation medical fee ceiling that exceeds 110% of the fees prescribed in the Medicare Resource Based Relative Value Scale for Hawaii. Effective 07/01/50. Sunsets 06/30/19. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 1038, SD2

(SSCR2754)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows the court to decree a forfeiture by the member, former member, or retirant of all or a portion of any interest, hypothetical account balance (in excess of the amount representing any employee contributions made by or on behalf of the member, former member, or retirant), pension, annuity, or retirement allowance that the member, former member, or retirant may otherwise be entitled to if a member, former member, or retirant is convicted of a felony and the court finds that the felony is related to the employment of the member, former member, or retirant by the State or any county. Requires the employees' retirement system to comply with the court order and suspend or deny payment to the member, former member, or retirant as provided in the order. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, JUD, 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.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6331 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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