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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, March 22, 2018

TIME:

9:15 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: SB2333

 

 

SB 2601, SD2

(SSCR2927)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires procurement officers to complete periodic performance evaluations of certain contractors. Establishes factors to be included in any evaluation, consideration, or review of past performance, and ratings standards for those factors. Requires past performance to be factored into future bid selection of contractors for certain contracts. Requires past performance to be considered in all sole source procurement and any competitive sealed contracts that exceeds the small purchase threshold. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2602, SD1

(SSCR2712)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires the State Procurement Policy Board to conduct annual compliance examinations of procurement contracts that are over $50,000 of at least 2 executive departments, divisions, or agencies. Requires the State Procurement Policy Board to also select any department, division, or agency for a compliance examination to ensure compliance with the State Procurement Code. Requires the State Procurement Office to report its findings to the legislature. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2620, SD1

(SSCR2687)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Removes $10,000 maximum limit on a cash or protest bond that must be posted for a procurement award protest. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2397, SD1

(SSCR2159)

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUTING.

Establishes a temporary telecommuting task force to develop incentives and recommendations to encourage and expand telecommuting opportunities in the public and private sectors. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2189, SD1

(SSCR2637)

Status

RELATING TO VICTIM RIGHTS.

Provides that failure of state and county officers and employees to carry out or comply with chapter 801D, HRS, shall provide a basis for disciplinary action, with certain exceptions. Requires competent authority to immediately report such disciplinary action to the legislature. Takes effect 1/1/2045. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2610, SD1

(SSCR2752)

Status

RELATING TO STATE EMPLOYEES.

Adds a definition of "intern" to the State Ethics Code and includes interns among state employees to whom the code applies. Effective 1/1/2035. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2691, SD1

(SSCR2162)

Status

RELATING TO BOARD MEETINGS.

Allows boards to provide a copy of the notice of public meetings to the office of the lieutenant governor or appropriate county clerk's office via electronic mail. Effective 7/1/2035. (SD1)

 

LAB, JUD

SB 2196

(SSCR2858)

Status

RELATING TO ANIMALS.

Repeals the requirement for the county of Kauai to contract with the Kauai Humane Society to provide animal services.

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3100, SD1

(SSCR2859)

Status

RELATING TO THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT.

Consolidates the Department of Budget and Finance and the Department of Human Resources Development into the Department of Budget, Finance, and Human Resources. Transfers functions and duties accordingly. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 3006, SD2

(SSCR2627)

Status

RELATING TO BUILDING CODES.

Allows state projects to be designed and constructed using an alternative code that is the most cost effective for a project, subject to certain conditions, including protection of public health and safety. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 2293, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1143-18)

Status

RELATING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

Directs the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation, or the appropriate state entity, to initiate negotiations to keep the units of the Front Street Apartments on Maui affordable, purchase the Front Street Apartments property, or acquire the property through condemnation. (SB2293 HD1)

 

HSG, LAB, FIN

SB 2525, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1215-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Establishes the east Kapolei community development district under the Hawaii Community Development Authority and amends the HCDA membership accordingly. Requires HCDA to establish a plan by 1/1/2020 to return jurisdiction over the Kakaako district to the City and County of Honolulu, to occur on 7/1/2024. (SB2525 HD1)

 

WAL, LAB, FIN

SB 2846, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1173-18)

Status

RELATING TO IRRIGATION.

Permits the transfer of operational authority over the portions of the east Kauai irrigation system operated and maintained by the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative as of 7/1/2018, to the Department of Agriculture upon adoption of rules. Establishes positions within the agricultural resource management division. Authorizes GO bonds. Makes an appropriation. Requires the Attorney General to review the permit issued by the Department of Land and Natural Resources to the East Kauai Water Users' Cooperative for legal conflicts and submit a report of its findings to the Legislature. (SB2846 HD1)

 

AGR, LAB, FIN

SB 2333, SD2

(SSCR2704)

Status

RELATING TO RETIREMENT SAVINGS.

Requires the Department of Budget and Finance to conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing the Hawaii retirement savings plan and to submit to the Legislature a report detailing its findings and proposals. If the results of the study are positive, establishes a retirement savings board to administer the Hawaii retirement savings plan and the Hawaii retirement savings plan administrative fund, and requires the board to annually report to the Governor and Legislature. Gives the Department of Budget and Finance interim rule making authority. Appropriates moneys. Effective 1/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair