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, March 19, 2019

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 789, SD2

(SSCR1122)

Status

RELATING TO MINIMUM WAGE.

Provides an income tax credit for qualifying small businesses to offset the increase in the minimum hourly wage that employers must pay employees. Increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2020 and $15.00 per hour beginning 1/1/2023. Tax credit applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2019. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

SB 1041, SD2

(SSCR846)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES.

Prohibits written nondisclosure agreements involving sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of an employee's conditions of employment. Prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee for disclosing or discussing sexual harassment or sexual assault. (SD2)

 

LAB, JUD

 

 

 

SB 166, SD1

(SSCR1191)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE BUDGET.

Establishes in the Department of Human Resources Development a recruitment modernization program to address employee recruitment problems faced by the State's executive departments. Makes an appropriation to establish the program and positions to implement the program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

SB 1459, SD2

(SSCR1097)

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE SURFING COMMISSION.

Establishes the state commission on surfing. (SD2)

 

LAB, FIN

SB 661, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1381)

Status

RELATING TO FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLES.

Grants procurement priority for fuel cell electric vehicles for state and county vehicle purchases. Includes fuel cell electric vehicles in the definition of "electric vehicles" for purposes of parking fee exemption, high occupancy vehicle lane use, registration, and required parking spaces in places of public accommodation. (SB661 HD1)

 

EEP/TRN, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

SB 666, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1369)

Status

RELATING TO AN AIRPORTS CORPORATION.

Authorizes establishment of the Hawaii Airports Corporation (HAC) within the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes. Sets out appointment of members to the board of directors and powers and duties of HAC. Transfers aeronautics functions of the Department of Transportation to HAC. Makes HAC subject to Hawaii procurement code. Requires HAC to set rates and determine costs based on the residual method. Subjects HAC board and CEO to financial disclosure requirements. Appropriates funds. (SB666 HD1)

 

TRN, LAB, 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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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