HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Chair

Rep. Daniel Holt, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

TIME:

9 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 707

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Exempts the appointment and removal of an administrator of a liquor commission from civil service laws and requires the appointment to be subject to the advice and consent of the legislative body of the county. Allows the commission to issue a temporary license when the applicant or the transferor or transferee, in the case of a transfer of a license, is actively challenging a tax assessment, penalty, or other proceeding that prevents the issuance of a signed certificate from the appropriate federal or state tax agency. Limits the criminal history record check requirements for applicants of liquor licenses who are corporations or other entity to those persons with management or operational authority over the liquor-related operations. Allows, rather than requires, any investigator or other employee of the liquor commission to be represented and defended in any criminal or civil cause of action arising out of an action done as part of the investigator's or other employee's duty by certain specified counsel.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 347

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 2018 regarding guidelines developed by the unemployment insurance coverage committee. Requires an annual report to the legislature regarding covered employment determinations.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 978

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Allows an employee to have a chaperone present and use a recording device during the medical examination relating to a work injury under workers' compensation. Clarifies that the employee's right to have a physician or surgeon present at the medical examination applies to the right to have a duly qualified physician or duly qualified surgeon present and defines "duly qualified physician" and "duly qualified surgeon".

 

LAB, CPC, JUD

HB 520

Status

RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII ATHLETICS.

Exempts from the Hawaii Public Procurement Code contracts by governmental bodies to procure goods or services for the Office of Intercollegiate Athletics of the University of Hawaii at Manoa with moneys from the University of Hawaii at Manoa Intercollegiate Athletics Special Fund.

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 976

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires any person applying for a license as an electrical contractor, pole and line contractor, high voltage electrical contractor, or electronic systems contractor to possess a trade license or an electrical engineering degree from an accredited college to perform electrical work in the State. Exempts employees of a public utility.

 

LAB, HED, CPC

HB 208

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Authorizes the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations or the Director's designee to issue and serve on an employer a stop-work order prohibiting the use of employee labor by the employer until the employer complies with the provisions of section 386-121, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Establishes penalties, enforcement, and protest procedure related to stop-work orders.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair