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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2348, HD1

(HSCR100-16)

Status

RELATING TO PERMANENT EXEMPT POSITIONS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.

Restores the permanently exempt second deputy director position for the Department of Human Services. Establishes a secretary, community/project development director, and policy director positions. Exempts certain identified DHS positions from civil service status for three years. Appropriates funds for the newly established positions. (HB2348 HD1)

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 1807, HD1

(HSCR162-16)

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY SERVICE.

Authorizes reserve and national guard members to receive paid military leave while on inactive-duty training. (HB1807 HD1)

 

VMI, LAB, FIN

HB 2486, HD1

(HSCR191-16)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a Kapolei Jobs Initiative Program that offers tax incentives to increase the number of businesses willing to establish or relocate themselves in the Kapolei region. (HB2486 HD1)

 

EDB, LAB, FIN

HB 2489

(HSCR161-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

Appropriates funds for the establishment of a veterans services counselor IV position within the Office of Veterans' Services to assist all veterans, with a primary focus on female veterans.

 

VMI, LAB, FIN

HB 2693, HD1

(HSCR179-16)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION DIVISION.

Establishes two positions in the State Historic Preservation Division in the Department of Land and Natural Resources. (HB2693 HD1)

 

WAL, LAB, FIN

HB 1727

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires employers to notify employees, when providing their annual wage summary statements, that they may be eligible to receive the federal earned income tax credit.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1997

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Implements the recommendation of the Hawaii agriculture workforce advisory board to create an agriculture workforce development pipeline initiative to conduct training on all islands for teachers and school administrators in agricultural self-sufficiency.

 

AGR, LAB, FIN

HB 2226

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds for three full-time equivalent permanent positions within the Office of Language Access.

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2227

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Appropriates funds to continue the operations of the Statewide Language Access Resource Center and Multilingual Website Pilot Project within the Office of Language Access.

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 2009

Status

RELATING TO HOISTING MACHINE OPERATORS.

Repeals the Hoisting Machine Operators' Certification Revolving Fund and the position of the executive director. Tasks the DLIR with the responsibility of administrative duties for the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board. Allows the Hoisting Machine Operators Advisory Board to establish fees for the issuance of permits or certificates by administrative rule.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 2647, HD1

(HSCR173-16)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESSNESS.

Establishes a three-year Work for a Day Pilot Program to be administered by the City and County of Honolulu that provides homeless individuals with work opportunities. Appropriates funds. (HB2647 HD1)

 

HUS, LAB, FIN

HB 2351

Status

RELATING TO SERVICES PERFORMED BY CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES.

Authorizes establishment of civil service positions and appropriates associated general and non-general funds to enable Executive Branch departments to provide services to the public with civil service employees rather than through contracting.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2289, SD1

(SSCR2017)

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. Deletes anachronistic provision pertaining to insurance plan information. Effective January 7, 2059. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair