HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Chair

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 31, 2019

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 913

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Authorizes the Hawaii labor relations board to accept paper and electronic filing of documents.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 914

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Clarifies that the party seeking judicial review shall bear the cost of preparing a transcript, except as provided by law, in which case the Board shall bear the cost of preparing the transcript.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1532

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES.

Allows the Hawaii labor relations board to admit and consider hearsay evidence in unfair labor practices proceedings.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 1414

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII LABOR RELATIONS BOARD.

Requires the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to determine qualifications for grievance arbitrators and interest arbitrators. Requires the Hawaii Labor Relations Board to review and determine the qualifications and criteria for potential arbitrators selected under certain circumstances to resolve collective bargaining impasses.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 710

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 1196

Status

RELATING TO CIVIL SERVICE.

Exempts non-elected chief executive officers or heads of the executive branch of county government from the civil service laws.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1435

Status

RELATING TO GENDER EQUITY.

Requires all places of public accommodation and state building construction constructed or substantially modified after 12/31/20 to provide baby diaper-changing accommodations that are equally accessible to men and women.

 

LAB, LMG, FIN

HB 96

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

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

 

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1191

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Increases minimum wage rates annually beginning January 1, 2020. Provides a lower rate for employees who receive employer-sponsored health benefits under the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act. Provides for inflation-adjusted annual increases beginning in 2026.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1059

Status

RELATING TO FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Prohibits noncompete agreements for low wage workers whose earnings do not exceed the greater of the hourly rate equal to the minimum wage required by applicable federal or state law or $15 per hour.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 232

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Includes persons with disabilities under the minimum wage requirements.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 747

Status

RELATING TO DISABLED PERSONS.

Establishes employment first as a state policy with respect to disabled persons. Requires state and county agencies to implement this policy in hiring and all programs and services administered or funded by the State or counties. Applies employment first principles to Medicaid home- and community-based waiver programs.

 

LAB, JUD, 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.

 

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Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair