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 TRANSPORTATION

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino, Chair

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2445

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Ensures future ERS benefits for public employees who are terminated from public employment due to the privatization of their positions.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2446

Status

RELATING TO SEPARATION BENEFITS.

Authorizes public employees facing position abolishment, reduction-in-force, or workforce restructuring to opt to receive either voluntary severance benefits or a special retirement benefit in lieu of exercising any reduction-in-force rights.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2606

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Establishes a retirement benefit incentive for public employees, otherwise eligible to retire, whose positions are subject to layoff due to the consolidation or abolition of functions, or the privatization of the functions of the position.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2014

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Requires employers to keep a record of the former physical addresses and current physical address of the employer and the North American Industry Classification System code applicable to the employer.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2007

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

Establishes a lean government advisory board to make recommendations for improving state government efficiency.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2018

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PROCESSES AND SERVICES.

Establishes guidelines for the management of capital improvement projects.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 665, HD1

(HSCR99)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Grants OHA officers and employees collective bargaining rights. Gives OHA voting rights as a public employer. (HB665 HD1)

 

OMH, LAB, FIN

HB 2161

Status

RELATING TO THE DISABILITY COMPENSATION DIVISION.

Appropriates funds for the hiring of six hearing 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.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2363

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Excludes employers from providing Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) coverage for themselves if they perform services for, their own corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), partnership, or sole proprietorship. Allows the Director to receive electronic reports of injuries and other workers' compensation required reports. Increases the penalties for not having TDI coverage, for failure to make correct or timely benefit payments, for terminating such benefits, for failure to file medical reports, for employer's failure to provide copies of requested medical reports, for not having Workers' Compensation coverage, and for the deduction of premium payment from employee wages.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2715

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Repeals HEMIC. Establishes a public corporation attached to DLIR to provide workers' compensation insurance. Requires employers to obtain work comp coverage only from the public corporation or be self-insured.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2364

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Amend the repeal date for the provision in 386-78(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, that provides that compromises for workers' compensation claims reached as a result of a third-party liability claim or action do not require the approval of the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations. Repealed June 30, 2017.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2353

Status

RELATING TO EXEMPTIONS FROM CIVIL SERVICE.

Restores the second deputy director position for the Department of Human Services. Designates identified positions in the Director's Office of the Department of Human Services as permanently exempt. Converts identified positions in the Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, and the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism to permanent exempt status.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2475

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a maritime industry grant program within the department of labor and industrial relations. Establishes criteria for the awarding of grants. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB/TRN, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

The following measures were heard on February 5, 2016. No public testimony will be accepted .

 


HB 1849

Status

RELATING TO HIRING.

Creates a pilot program to streamline the recruitment and hiring process for vacancies within state departments. Makes an appropriation.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2368

Status

RELATING TO RECORDKEEPING.

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; deletes anachronistic provision pertaining to insurance plan information. Takes effect on July 1, 2016.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2208

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Requires DLIR to provide written determination letters to individuals and employers that have been the subjects of an unemployment insurance investigate describing why the individual is deemed to be an employee or independent contractor. Authorizes individuals and employers to request an advisory opinion from DLIR explaining whether an individual could be deemed an employee or independent contractor. Requires DLIR to place redacted advisory opinions on its website. Requires DLIR to respond to an employer's appeal of a determination of employment status within 30 days or the appeal will be dismissed in favor of the employer.

 

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: 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 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. 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 HB 2475

Statusor 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. Henry J.C. Aquino

Chair

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair