HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Chair

Rep. Daniel Holt, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 25, 2018

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1854

Status

RELATING TO LOBBYISTS.

 

Amends the lobbyists law to eliminate outdated references to criminal violations and to clarify that the State Ethics Commission may require payment of an administrative fine or restitution pursuant to a settlement agreement.

 

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1855

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

 

Empowers the State Ethics Commission to require the payment of restitution for ethics violations after a hearing or agreement between the parties.

 

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1647

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires DHS to compile information regarding employers with employees who receive public assistance. Requires DHS to submit an annual report to legislature on the 50 employers with the highest number of employees receiving public assistance. Requires DLIR to share employment data.

 

LAB, HHS, FIN

HB 1651

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

 

Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate student assistants employed by the University of Hawaii.

 

 

LAB, HED, FIN

HB 1724

Status

RELATING TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

 

Expands the poster requirement to massage therapy establishments that employ three or more people. Increases the penalties for violations of the poster requirement and deposits the penalties in the human trafficking victim services fund. Allows the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to contract with any state or county department or agency for implementation or enforcement.

 

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1778

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION MEDICAL BENEFITS.

 

Improves access for firefighters to comprehensive medical benefits upon diagnosis of cancer that is presumed to arise out of and in the course of employment.

 

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 1878

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICIANS.

 

Clarifies that employees performing high voltage electrical work for electrical contractors licensed under Chapter 444, Hawaii Revised Statutes, are exempt from Chapter 448E, Hawaii Revised Statutes under certain conditions.

 

 

LAB, IAC, CPC

HB 1880

Status

RELATING TO ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS.

 

Extends the sunset date of the limited exemption from licensing requirements for electrical contractors retained by an electric utility to work with high voltage and who are deemed qualified by the electric utility.

 

 

LAB, IAC, CPC

 

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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PAPER: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 319 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-9470 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair