HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 11, 2016

TIME:

10:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2723, SD1

(SSCR2650)

Status

RELATING TO ENFORCEMENT OF WAGE LAWS.

Requires government contractors who violate wages and hours laws to pay a penalty that is equal to ten per cent of the amount of back wages due or $1,000 per offense, whichever is greater, for the first offense; and a penalty equal to the amount of back wages found due or $10,000 for each offense, whichever is greater, for the second offense. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

SB 2694, SD1

(SSCR2660)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Clarifies Hawaii's employment security law for independent contractors. Includes twenty factors to be used as guidelines when determining whether an individual could be an independent contractor. Retains the ability of the department of labor and industrial relations to determine if an individual is an independent contractor. Requires the director of labor and industrial relations to report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2017 regarding guidelines developed by the unemployment insurance coverage committee. Requires an annual report to the legislature regarding covered employment determinations. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2840, SD1

(SSCR2565)

Status

RELATING TO REPORTING DEATHS TO STATE AGENCIES.

Authorizes the DOH to continue to disclose, including through electronic means, lists of names of persons whose deaths have been recorded by DOH to state agencies that maintain official lists of persons and are prohibited by federal law from sharing information for the lists. Requires lists of the deceased from DOH to also include the last four digits of the deceased's social security number, if known. (SD1)

 

LAB, HLT, CPC

SB 2835, SD1

(SSCR2560)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (8) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015‑2017. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2836, SD1

(SSCR2507)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

To provide fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for collective bargaining unit (14) and their excluded counterparts, including the cost of salary adjustments negotiated between the State and the bargaining unit representative for fiscal biennium 2015‑2017. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2837, SD1

(SSCR2561)

Status

MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING COST ITEMS.

Provides fund authorizations and appropriations for collective bargaining cost items for Unit (11) and their excluded counterparts. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2841

(SSCR2658)

Status

RELATING TO PAYMENTS BY EMPLOYERS TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Confirms that employer contributions to the Employees' Retirement System may be made in advance or on a monthly basis.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2543

(SSCR2637)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Adds as a purpose of the University of Hawaii community college system the provision of occupational training and certification programs designed to rapidly qualify persons to fill new and hard-to-fill position classes of the State, counties, and private sector that require technical skills. Appropriates an unspecified sum of general funds for the programs. Effective 07/01/16.

 

LAB/HED, 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: 20 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 the website); 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. Isaac W. Choy

Chair

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair