STAND. COM. REP. NO. 404
RE: H.B. No. 1114
Honorable Joseph M. Souki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-Ninth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2017
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 1114 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PENALTIES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
(1) Increase the penalties for violations of Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health rules and standards; and
(2) Require the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to adjust the penalties each year pursuant to federal law using the guidance of the federal Office of Management and Budget.
The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and one individual testified in support of this measure. The Hawaii Business League, Building Industry Association of Hawaii, BKA Builders Inc., and two individuals testified in opposition. The General Contractors Association of Hawaii provided comments.
To increase legislative oversight, your Committee has amended this measure by requiring the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to report to the legislature prior to the convening of each regular session on the penalty adjustments.
Your Committee has further amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the various penalty amounts to unspecified amounts; and
(2) Changing its effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1114, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1114, H.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,
AARON LING JOHANSON, Chair