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

 

 

CORRECTED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

The hearing time has been changed from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

TIME:

9:00 AM 10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2990, SD2

(SSCR2913)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Requires the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to adopt rules by 1/1/2020 that establish paid family leave for all workers. Authorizes the Department to adopt interim rules. Establishes the Paid Family Leave Implementation Board to assist the Department and report to the Legislature; repeals the Board on January 1, 2024. Establishes a Paid Family Leave Special Fund. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3023, SD2

(SSCR2770)

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Includes persons with disabilities under the minimum wage requirements. Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to study the impacts of raising the minimum wage and recommend to the Legislature how the minimum wage should be adjusted in the future. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2351, SD1

(SSCR2884)

Status

RELATING TO EQUAL PAY.

Prohibits prospective employers from requesting or considering a job applicant's wage or salary history as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. Prohibits enforced wage secrecy and retaliation or discrimination against employees who disclose, discuss, or inquire about their own or coworkers' wages. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2364, SD2

(SSCR2713)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2515, SD2

(SSCR2630)

Status

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYMENT.

Repeals the authority for department heads to establish positions for special, research, and demonstration projects approved by the governor. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2598, SD2

(SSCR2840)

Status

RELATING TO SALARY OVERPAYMENTS.

Requires each department to deduct the department's total salary overpayment from the department's budget request for the following fiscal biennium. Requires that employees who exhaust their sick leave be placed on a manual accounting system. Removes the two-year statute of limitations on determination and notice to an employee of salary and wage overpayment. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2734, SD2

(SSCR2783)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM.

Allows a public employee's designation of beneficiary form to be filed in the department where the employee is employed. Permits the designation to be filed and maintained electronically. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2761, SD2

(SSCR2570)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND DEFINITION OF "DEPENDENT-BENEFICIARY".

Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary" as used in chapter 87A, HRS. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2764, SD2

(SSCR2764)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Preserves the Employees' Retirement System's use and control of unclaimed member contributions and benefit payments. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2765, SD1

(SSCR2919)

Status

RELATING TO INVESTMENT PERSONNEL OF THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows the Board of Trustees of the Employees' Retirement System to appoint one or more investment professionals and changes the status of investment specialists from civil service to exempt from civil service. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2766, SD2

(SSCR2571)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Clarifies the applicability of benefits for accidental death and service-connected disability benefits for members of the Employees' Retirement System. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2767, SD2

(SSCR2633)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Amends and clarifies the acquisition of service provisions to maintain the tax-qualified status of the Employees' Retirement System. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2913, SD1

(SSCR2682)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires all government procurement officers to attend a training and development program prior to participating in or authorizing any procurement. Requires all government procurement officers to complete review training every three years. Requires all procurement officers, department heads, and their deputies, except for the administrator of the State Procurement Office, to attend mandatory procurement training within ninety days of appointment. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2914, SD1

(SSCR2686)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires any government body that enters into a contract that is exempt from the state procurement code pursuant to section 103D-102(b), Hawaii Revised Statutes, such as a contract for procurement of services of attorneys employed or retained to advise, represent, or provide any other legal service to the State or any of its agencies, on matters arising under the laws of another state or foreign country, or in an action brought in another state, federal, or foreign jurisdiction, when substantially all legal services are expected to be performed outside this State, and when procurement by competitive means would be impractical or not advantageous to the State, to report that contract to the State Procurement Office and Legislature. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair