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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D  A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB1117 

 

 

HB 1206

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (Board) to request parties appearing before the board to submit proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law and a draft decision on any motion or issue of law.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1381

Status

RELATING TO ELEVATOR MECHANICS.

Expands or clarifies various aspects of statutes regarding elevator mechanic licensing and apprentice registration.

 

LAB, CPC

HB 1207

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Establishes procedures and penalties related to the issuance of stop-work orders by the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations for employer violations of temporary disability insurance requirements.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 377

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires building permit applicant and their subcontractors to have and verify workers' compensation coverage or an exemption from coverage.  Requires coordinated communication between county building permitting agencies and the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to ensure compliance.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 378

Status

RELATING TO LICENSING.

Requires an investigator to issue a citation to any person acting in the capacity of or engaging in the business of a contractor within the State without having a required license.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 409

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Authorizes the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations or the Director's designee to issue a stop-work order to an employer, until the employer complies with Chapter 388, Hawaii Revised Statutes, relating to the payment of wages and other compensation.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 981

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the Hawaii labor relations board to request the parties appearing before the board to draft decisions and orders to enable a quicker process to resolve cases.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1112

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE.

Allows appeals to be filed at the various offices of the department throughout the State.  Allows a Temporary Disability Insurance appeal to be heard in a county chosen by the department, or the county in which the claimant resides, or in which the claimant was employed prior to the claimant's disability.  Allows the department to send notices of hearing electronically or by first class mail.  Clarifies that when the notice of hearing cannot be delivered to a party in the appeal, the notice may be given by online posting on the department's webpage.  Allows the parties to a hearing to appear in person, via telephone, or by other communication devices.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1113

Status

RELATING TO DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES IN PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS.

Removes the requirement of a conspiracy of two or more persons as an element of prohibited discriminatory practices in places of public accommodation.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1114

Status

RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH PENALTIES.

Increases fines for Hawaii Occupational and Safety violations pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvement Act of 2015, Section 701 of P.L. 114-74.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1115

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Allows the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to send notices of hearing electronically; requires the party seeking judicial review to bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case the Board shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1116

Status

RELATING TO RETALIATION IN STATE AND STATE-FUNDED SERVICES DISCRIMINATION.

Prohibits retaliation against people who assert rights under section 368-1.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes, or oppose disability discrimination in state and state-funded services.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1117

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Limits reimbursements for compounded prescription drugs to $1,000 in a thirty-day period.  Limits reimbursements for any schedule II drug under chapter 329, Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Hawaii Revised Statues, dispensed by a physician to a one-time thirty-day supply upon the first visit.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1119

Status

RELATING TO BOILER AND ELEVATOR SAFETY LAW.

Makes housekeeping amendments to Boiler and Elevator Safety Law; extends the time from five to ten years for the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to reimburse the general fund from the Boiler and Elevator Special Fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 470, HD1

(HSCR26)

Status

RELATED TO PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

Authorizes the Board of Education to contract for private grounds keeping services for public library properties.  (HB470 HD1)

 

EDN, LAB, FIN

HB 1103

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Makes an emergency appropriation to provide funds for Department of Human Resources Development to pay claims as required under the Hawaii Workers' Compensation Law, chapter 386, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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WEB:     For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair