HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

2161

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

H.D. 1

STATE OF HAWAII

S.D. 1

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO THE DISABILITY COMPENSATION DIVISION.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


     SECTION 1.  There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $355,526 or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the department of labor and industrial relations to hire the following six full-time equivalent (6.0 FTE) hearings officer positions and support staff within the department of labor and industrial relations' disability compensation division:

     (1)  One professional employer organization specialist;

     (2)  One vocational rehabilitation specialist;

     (3)  Two disability compensation enforcement specialists, provided that one enforcement specialist each shall be assigned to Kauai and Kona on the island of Hawaii;

     (4)  One auditor; and

     (5)  One hearings officer to be assigned to Kona on the island of Hawaii,

and to provide the officers and staff with legal and medical training.

     The sum appropriated shall be expended by the department of labor and industrial relations for the purposes of this Act.

     SECTION 2.  This Act shall take effect on January 7, 2059.



Report Title:

Department of Labor and Industrial Relations; Workers' Compensation; Hearing Officers; Staff; Training; Appropriation

 

Description:

Appropriates funds for the hiring of six identified hearings officer positions and support staff within the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations' Disability Compensation Division and to provide the officers and staff with legal and medical training.  Effective January 7, 2059.  (SD1)

 

 

 

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