STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1833

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: S.B. No. 793

S.D. 1

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred S.B. No. 793, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE MINIMUM WAGE,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to repeal the provision allowing for employment at wages below the minimum wage for individuals with disabilities.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the Department of Health, Disability and Communication Access Board, State Council on Developmental Disabilities, State Rehabilitation Council, Hawaii State Committee of Blind Vendors, Rainbow Family 808, Hawaii Disability Rights Center, PHOCUSED, National Federation of the Blind of Hawaii, Hawaii State Teachers Association, Democratic Party of Hawaii Labor Caucus, Maui Chapter of the Hawaii Self Advocacy Advisory Council, Democratic Party of Hawaii, Health Committee of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, HOPE Services Hawaii, Hawaii Clubhouse Advocacy Coalition, Hawaii Health & Harm Reduction Center, Neighborhood Place of Puna, Waimea Easterseals Hawaii, and fifteen individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and one individual.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 793, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair