STAND. COM. REP. NO. 742

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2017

 

RE: H.B. No. 377

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2017

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 377, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to ensure that workers' compensation coverage is provided to employees of construction contractors by requiring that county building permit applicants and their subcontractors certify to the applicable county permitting agency that they carry workers' compensation coverage or acceptable self-insurance or are exempt from coverage. This measure also requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to verify the information submitted to county agencies.

 

The Hawaii Construction Alliance, Pacific Resource Partnership, and Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters supported this measure. The Office of the Mayor of the County of Hawaii opposed this measure. The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, Subcontractors Association of Hawaii, and General Contractors Association of Hawaii offered comments.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 377, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair