HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & TOURISM

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Chair

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

 

HB 250

Status

RELATING TO SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Includes as offenses of sexual assault in the second and third degrees, offenses against a person who is stopped by a law enforcement officer and a person who is accompanied by a law enforcement officer for official purposes.

 

LAT, JHA

HB 468

Status

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

Removes medicare part B reimbursement for spouses of employee-beneficiaries hired on or after 7/1/2021.

 

LAT, FIN

HB 1282, HD1

(HSCR234)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSITION OF THE OAHU REGIONAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FROM THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION INTO THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

Commences the transfer of the Oahu regional health care system in its entirety from the Hawaii health systems corporation to the department of health, beginning with the transfer of the Oahu regional health care system's budget into the department of health. Enables the Oahu regional health care system, department of health, Hawaii health systems corporation, and other state agencies to manage and implement the processes required to effectuate the completion of the transition. Authorizes the department of health to conduct long-term care and substance abuse treatment at Leahi hospital and Maluhia and to pay rent for the use of the Leahi hospital property. Requires the department of health to consult with the university of Hawaii regarding programs at Leahi hospital and Maluhia. Clarifies the rights, powers, immunities, and exemptions of the Oahu regional health care system board during the transition period of the Oahu regional health care system into the department of health and the rights and powers of the department of health after the transition is completed. Appropriates moneys from the mental health and substance abuse special fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds. Part II effective 7/1/2023. Effective 7/1/2060. (HD1)

 

HHH, LAT, FIN

HB 1292, HD1

(HSCR168)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD RETIREMENT BENEFITS.

Provides for ERS service credit for time in service when military personnel are called to active duty in the State. Includes members of the Hawaii National Guard ordered into active service by the governor in the definition of "employee" under certain circumstances, for purposes of the state deferred compensation retirement plan. Requires the department of human resources development to conduct a study on retirement benefits for National Guard members who are activated under state active duty orders and National Guard members who are retired; recommend a program with policies to provide Hawaii National Guard members with retirement benefits; and submit findings and recommendations, including potential legislation, to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2022. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/3050. (HD1)

 

CMV, LAT, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair