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:

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1694

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Allows employer and employee to mutually agree to an independent medical examiner or permanent impairment rating examiner. An out-of-state physician may conduct the examination upon approval by the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations (Director) or when an employee resides out-of-state. Without the parties' mutual agreement, the Director shall appoint the physician who shall be paid from funds appropriated by the Legislature. Defines "medical stability."

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1640

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Prohibits employer disputes of workers' compensation claims without reasonable cause or while the claim is pending investigation. Establishes negotiation, notice, and review procedures for disputed claims. Establishes penalty for failure to negotiate in good faith. Permits service providers to charge interest on late bill payments.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1631

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION PRESCRIPTION DRUG REIMBURSEMENT.

Limits physician-dispensed prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims to the first 30 days from the work injury date. Lowers the reimbursement rates of prescription drugs in workers' compensation claims.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1630

Status

RELATING TO ELEVATOR MECHANICS.

Amends requirements for apprenticeship and licensure of elevator mechanics and adds provisions relating to examination, license renewals, continued competency, scope of work, and remote interaction.

 

LAB, CPC

HB 1654

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Abolishes the office of community services special fund of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and transfers unencumbered balance to the general fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1768

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Permits public inspection and duplication of salary ranges, rather than exact compensation, for legislative employees.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair