HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Troy N. Hashimoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 22, 2019

TIME:

12:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 981, HD1

(HSCR323)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Specifies that overpayments of refunds and retirement benefits constitute a debt due and owing to the ERS by recipients of overpayments. Authorizes the ERS to adopt and enforce rules to recover retirement benefit overpayments. Authorizes waiver of benefit overpayments in cases of hardship or where the costs of recovery exceed the amount to be recovered.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 979, HD1

(HSCR322)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS.

Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary" under the Hawaii Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund to conform with the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. Brings references to marriages under the EUTF into conformance with the state Civil Unions Law.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 978, HD1

(HSCR321)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND DEFINITIONS.

Clarifies the eligibility of employees' and retirees' children for participation in EUTF benefit plans by distinguishing the employee or retiree's children from later-born or adopted children of the surviving spouse. Aligns age-based benefits eligibility for all children of deceased employees or retirees.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 901, HD1

(HSCR382)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS.

Reduces the number of paper copies of government publications required to be deposited with the State Publications Distribution Center. Requires state and county agencies to deposit an electronic copy with the State Publications Distribution Center in a format as prescribed by the State Librarian.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 838, HD1

(HSCR581)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Exempts an eleemosynary organization that meets certain conditions from licensure and other requirements of a contractor.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 81, HD1

(HSCR304)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Prohibits the performance of incidental and supplemental work outside the scope of licensure by a specialty contractor on any project requiring the seal or stamp of a licensed structural engineer. Specifies that the performance of work in certain crafts or trades shall not be considered incidental and supplemental.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

HB 1582, HD1

(HSCR697)

Status

RELATING TO CONCESSIONS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY.

Exempts from the bidding requirements of Chapter 102, HRS, concessions on public property whose operations provide historical and cultural information, goods, and services within the State Capitol District.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1537, HD1

(HSCR384)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF MAUNA KEA MANAGEMENT.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for an unspecified number of FTE positions within the Office of Mauna Kea Management.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 414, HD1

(HSCR389)

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Extends for two additional years, the sunset date of Act 42, SLH 2018, which restores authority to the UH President to act as UH's Chief Procurement Officer for all procurement contracts under Chapter 103D, HRS.

 

LAB/LHE, FIN

HB 1188, HD1

(HSCR320)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE PROCUREMENT OFFICE.

Appropriates funds for fiscal year 2019-2020 to the State Procurement Office to continue the Small Business Assistance Initiative established by Act 42, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 613, HD1

(HSCR686)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the state YouthBuild Program to provide employment, education, leadership development, and training opportunities to disadvantaged and low-income youth between the ages of 16 and 24. Authorizes the DLIR to award grants directly to eligible entities or to the counties. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 845, HD1

(HSCR685)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING.

Establishes the public employees training program, governed by a board, to provide training to state employees. Allocates either 0.01% of each employee's gross salary, or an amount negotiated pursuant to collective bargaining, to the public employees training program. Requires all new employees to be provided with a general orientation on their benefits and rights.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1143, HD1

(HSCR688)

Status

RELATING TO TEACHER SALARIES.

Requires that classroom teachers who accept long-term assignments at hard-to-staff schools be paid the greater of a salary that equals at least the national average salary of classroom teachers with similar experience in a similar position, or paid the salary benefits statutorily established under the teachers' salary schedule; and forgo the annual differential paid to teachers employed at hard-to-staff locations.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1275, HD1

(HSCR693)

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement negotiated for Bargaining Unit (5), provides annual salary step increases for public school teachers and educational officers who have completed a year's satisfactory service and comply with specified requirements.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 912, HD1

(HSCR331)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires an employer to pay for all medical services related to an employee's compensable injury and the employee's rehabilitation within 60 days of receipt of the bill for services. Establishes a process for employers to dispute the payment of an employee's medical bill.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 390, HD1

(HSCR330)

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Makes permanent Act 172, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, which: (1) grants employees the right to have a chaperone present during a medical examination relating to a workers' compensation work injury and, with the approval of the examining physician or surgeon, to record the examination; and (2) provides that if an employee or employee's chaperone obstructs the medical examination, the employee's right to worker's compensation shall be suspended until the refusal or obstruction ceases.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1191, HD1

(HSCR690)

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Increases minimum wage rates annually from January 1, 2020 through January 1, 2024. Provides lower minimum wage rates for employees who receive employer-sponsored health benefits under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 96, HD1

(HSCR689)

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Authorizes each county to establish a minimum wage that is a higher wage than the state minimum wage under Chapter 387, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 32, HD1

(HSCR327)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Extends the deadline for the Legislative Reference Bureau to submit the sunrise analysis required by Act 109, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, from September 1, 2019, to November 13, 2019.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1343, HD1

(HSCR328)

Status

RELATING TO FAMILY LEAVE.

Extends Hawaii family leave to include care for grandchildren.

 

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 710, HD1

(HSCR543)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Adds reproductive health decisions and utilization of family leave to the list of categories that are protected against discriminatory employment practices.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 157, HD1

(HSCR373)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Expands the types of employee information government agencies must disclose, upon written request, to employee exclusive representatives. Requires that information regarding new hire employees under collective bargaining disclosure requirements be provided to the appropriate exclusive representatives within an unspecified payroll period.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1008, HD1

(HSCR684)

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MANAGED COMPETITION.

Transfers the Office of Collective Bargaining and related organizational functions, including the Chief Negotiator position, from the Office of the Governor to DHRD. Renames the Office of Collective Bargaining and Managed Competition to the Office of Collective Bargaining.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 867, HD2

(HSCR682)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Chief Recruitment Officer position exempt from Chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, within the Department of Human Resources Development.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 625, HD1

(HSCR683)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Abolishes the Department of Human Resources Development and transfers its functions to the Department of Budget and Finance. Replaces the Director of Human Resources Development with the same-tiered Director of Taxation as the new basis for salaries of certain other state officials.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1497, HD2

(HSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY.

Establishes the Stadium Development District comprising all state land under the Stadium Authority's jurisdiction. Authorizes HCDA to facilitate the development of all state property within the District. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds and general obligation bonds. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, WLH, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

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    The date and time of the hearing; and

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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 586-6200 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair