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:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

TIME:

9:20 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 862

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Specifies that exclusive representatives of public employees are not required to provide grievance representation to collective bargaining unit members who neither pay dues nor dues equivalents and who decline to pay reasonable costs of the representation.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

HB 1275

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Provides public school teachers and educational officers who have completed a year's satisfactory service with an annual incremental increase in salary.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 362

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Permits public inspection and duplication of salary ranges, for legislative employees in incremental amounts of $15,000, rather than exact compensation amounts. Defines "legislative employees."

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

HB 391

Status

RELATING TO ETHICS.

Establishes restrictions on the participation in political activities of certain state employees and officers. Imposes penalties for violations.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

HB 625

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 1008

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND MANAGED COMPETITION.

Transfers the office of collective bargaining, including the position of chief negotiator, to the department of human resources development.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 845

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE TRAINING.

Establishes the public employees training program 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 901

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 1164

Status

RELATING TO DEFERRED MAINTENANCE.

Establishes a deferred maintenance task force within the Office of the Governor to create a standardized and uniform approach to address deferred maintenance projects in the State. Makes an appropriation for the task force.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 1537

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF MAUNA KEA MANAGEMENT.

Appropriates funds to the University of Hawaii for (8.0) FTE positions within the Office of Mauna Kea Management.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 285

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Requires county police departments to disclose to the Legislature the identity of an officer upon the officer's suspension or discharge. Amends the Uniform Information Practices Act to allow for the disclosure of employment misconduct information that results in the suspension of a county police officer.

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

HB 493

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Authorizes the State Fire Council to use moneys in the reduced ignition propensity cigarette program special fund to support the duties and responsibilities of the state fire council. Specifies the testing procedures of the reduced ignition propensity cigarette program. Provides that a manufacturer of cigarettes that fail certain testing may be subject to civil penalties.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 496

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Authorizes the State Fire Council to employ additional staff, contract with any county fire department to fulfill staff positions, and purchase office equipment and supplies. Repeals the requirement that the State Fire Council administrator be employed on a full-time basis.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 613

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Codifies 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 Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to award grants directly to eligible entities or to the counties. Appropriates funds.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

HB 941

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE'S DESIGNATION OF BENEFICIARY FORM.

Amend section 78-23(c), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to allow the Employee's Designation of Beneficiary form to be kept in the department where the employee is employed and also to permit the designation to be filed and maintained electronically.

 

LAB

 

 

 

 

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 324 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8469 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 20MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

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 586-9470, 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. Aaron Ling Johanson

Chair