HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 1259, HD1

(HSCR385)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Makes permanent exemptions granted to the HTA from requirements for Comptroller's supervision of accounts, publication of consolidated financial statements, approval of business and accounting forms, and deposit of funds into the tourism special fund. Increases Tourism Special Fund allowance for HTA administrative expenses.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 197, HD1

(HSCR426)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated to the counties from a specified sum to a percentage of the revenues collected for the counties to address visitor industry impacts on county services and tourism-related infrastructure.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 169, HD1

(HSCR387)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the definition of fair market rental value. Increases the transient accommodations tax imposed on resort time share vacation units by 1 per cent each year to gradually achieve a rate of 9.25 per cent of the fair market rental value.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 999, HD1

(HSCR144)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Exempts from the transient accommodations tax, accommodations provided solely for use as temporary lodging by an individual, or the individual's immediate family members when the individual is receiving health care services in a county in which the individual does not reside.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 854, HD1

(HSCR381)

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE CHARGES.

Requires hotels to distribute porterage service charges to employees in full or disclose to customers that the charges are being used for other purposes.

 

TOU, LAB, FIN

HB 133, HD1

(HSCR428)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides an income tax credit for costs incurred in hotel construction or renovation.

 

 

TOU, FIN

HB 126

(HSCR20)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT COST ITEMS.

Makes appropriation for the public employment cost items of and cost adjustments for employees of the various legislative agencies.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 141

(HSCR378)

Status

RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.

Amends the exemption from the civil service laws for personal services contracts for building, custodial, and grounds maintenance services with qualified community rehabilitation programs at a cost of no more than $850,000 by specifying that the $850,000 maximum applies per contract.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 391

(HSCR21)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS.

For government public works construction contracts greater than $2,000, provides that overtime compensation be not less than 1‑1/2 times the laborers or mechanics basic hourly rate of pay plus fringe benefits and that if the department of labor and industrial relations determines that the prevailing wage is determined by a group represented by collective bargaining, then the overtime and any other premium shall be at the same rates set by the collective bargaining agreement. Specifies that the overtime rate be as specified in the collective bargaining agreement when the basic hourly rate is based on a collective bargaining agreement.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 496, HD1

(HSCR467)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Establishes a partial wage replacement for leave trust fund funded by employee wage withholdings. Uses the trust fund to provide partial wage replacement for four weeks of family leave. Appropriates moneys to administer the trust fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 520, HD1

(HSCR468)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Allows the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish workforce advisory boards.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 546

(HSCR420)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS.

Requires UH to provide nonsupervisory employees in blue collar positions with the same educational benefits provided to faculty.

 

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 553, HD1

(HSCR480)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Creates bargaining unit (15) for graduate students assistants employed by the University of Hawaii.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 556, HD1

(HSCR373)

Status

RELATING TO THE RESEARCH CORPORATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the Legislative Reference Bureau to conduct a study on the applicability of the state civil service law and collective bargaining to persons employed by the Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 676, HD1

(HSCR253)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Allows the chair of the State Public Charter School Commission to vote on agreements for collective bargaining units (5) and (6) and amends the vote allocations for bargaining units (5) and (6) agreements. Requires agreements for collective bargaining unit (9) to provide 3 votes for the Governor, 2 for HHSC, and 1 for the Chief Justice.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 697, HD1

(HSCR380)

Status

RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES.

Requires the Auditor to conduct a study of various departmental engineering sections that manage general fund capital improvement projects.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1186, HD1

(HSCR336)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

Allocates premiums from general obligation bonds to be used for the purposes of section 39-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1268, HD1

(HSCR383)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires injured public employees who are eligible to take part in an employer's return to work program do so as a prerequisite to vocational rehabilitation benefits.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1349, HD1

(HSCR436)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER TENURE.

Sets probationary period of specified licensed charter school teachers according to policies and practices as determined by DOE, BOE, and collective bargaining agreements. Subjects tenured DOE licensed teachers who transfer to charter schools to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 1497, HD1

(HSCR114)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Requires employers to keep a record of the physical addresses of the employer and the North American Industry Classification System code applicable to the employer. Requires professional employer organizations to provide the physical address, North American Industry Classification System code, and number of employees of each client company to the DLIR.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair