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, February 6, 2018

TIME:

10:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2115

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Appropriates funds to the department of labor and industrial relations for the K-12 agriculture workforce development pipeline initiative.

 

LAB, EDN, FIN

HB 2173

Status

RELATING TO ONLINE ACCOUNT PRIVACY.

Prohibits employers and educational institutions from requiring employees, students, and prospective employees and students to provide protected personal online account information. Authorizes private civil actions against violators.

 

LAB, CPC, JUD

HB 2375

Status

RELATING TO TEMPORARY DISABILITY INSURANCE.

Permits advanced practice registered nurses to certify an employee's disability. Increases the penalty an employer is assessed for failing to submit timely wage and employment information. Permits filing of an appeal of a decision related to temporary disability insurance at the various offices of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations throughout the State. 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, CPC, FIN

HB 2377

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Creates a hierarchy of options for injured workers who require retraining. Creates time limits (two years) for vocational rehabilitation plans.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2544

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Grants the presumption that cancer developed by claimants for worker's compensation who performed services as firefighters or volunteer fighters was developed as a result of their work, provided evidence of exposure to a known carcinogen.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 2602

Status

RELATING TO INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS.

Provides three categories and twelve factors for the department of labor and industrial relations to apply to determine independent contractor status.

 

LAB, 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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

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

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6189 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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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 586-9470or 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