HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 13, 2015

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 602

Status

RELATING TO UNFUNDED LIABILITIES.

Establishes the unfunded liabilities task force to develop recommendations to address state and county unfunded liabilities.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 854, HD1

(HSCR28)

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. (HB854 HD1)

 

TOU, LAB, FIN

HB 932, HD1

(HSCR8)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Exempts from state civil service, persons hired or contracted to repair and maintain vacant state housing units.

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

HB 950

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Amends a budget proviso for the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to clarify the projected cost of annual vacation payouts by the Department during fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 951

Status

RELATING TO NOTICE OF HEARING BY THE LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS APPEALS BOARD.

Allows the Labor and Industrial Relations Appeals Board the option to provide notice of hearing by online posting on the board's webpage if service by first class mail fails to elicit a response from the party.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 952

Status

RELATING TO WAGES AND HOURS ON PUBLIC WORKS LAW.

Requires laborers and mechanics working on public works to file complaints within one year of the date the payment was due and ensure confidentiality of the complainant or witness. Effective July 1, 2015.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1186

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

Allocates premiums from general obligation bonds to fund eligible capital expenditures, the other post-employment benefits trust fund, and accrued liability contributions to the pension accumulation fund instead of the general fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1208

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SENIOR FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM.

Appropriates moneys to the senior farmers' market nutrition program. Requires DLIR to submit a report to the legislature on the status of the program.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 9

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill or needs medical care.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 35

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Limits the amount that an employer may deduct for benefits provided to an employee to 50 times the State's median household income.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 684

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Allows an employee who has suffered a tangible adverse employment action resulting from a supervisor's discriminatory actions to sue the employee's employer. Allows an employer to raise an affirmative defense.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8544 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. 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 586-6680 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