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, March 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

 

SB 538

(SSCR633)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Clarifies the meaning of "program or activity receiving state financial assistance". Excludes cases within the scope of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act from the jurisdiction of the Hawaii civil rights commission.

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 675, SD1

(SSCR684)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS FUND.

Amends the definition of "employee-beneficiary" to include the surviving unmarried adult child of a deceased retired member; provided that the child is incapable of self-support due to a mental or physical incapacity, which existed prior to the unmarried child's reaching the age of majority. Effective 7/1/2020. (SD1)

 

LAT, CPC, FIN

SB 678, SD1

(SSCR932)

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Requires the representative of labor on the Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB) to be a person selected by a simple majority of the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units. Establishes procedures for removal of the representative of labor on the HLRB during the member's term by a simple majority of the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 912, SD1

(SSCR740)

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Authorizes a court to order the forfeiture of one-half of the Employees' Retirement System (ERS) benefits of an ERS member, former member, or retirant upon conviction of the individual for a felony related to the State or county employment of the individual. Authorizes designated beneficiaries to receive the ERS benefits to which the member, former member or retirant would be entitled under this section upon the death of the member, former member, or retirant. Prohibits designated beneficiaries convicted of a felony under the same set of circumstances as the member, former member, or retirant who was subject to forfeiture of ERS benefits from receiving benefits. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 936, SD2

(SSCR846)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HEALTH.

Requires employers to provide employees access to seizure first aid information specified by the department of labor and industrial relations. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAT, CPC, FIN

SB 1220, SD1

(SSCR680)

Status

RELATING TO CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD CHECKS.

Adds the University of Hawaii to the list of agencies that are authorized to conduct criminal history record checks on current or prospective employees, whose positions or duties are related to the security of campus facilities and persons. (SD1)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 830, SD2

(SSCR964)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Directs the Department of Human Resources Development to convene a working group of stakeholders to update and create policies and procedures relating to telework and alternative work schedules to address the caregiving responsibilities and other needs of state employees and submit a report on its proposed telework and alternative work schedule policies and procedures, including any recommendations on proposed legislation or specific budget requests, to the Legislature no later than 20 days prior to the convening of the Regular Session of 2022. Requires departments to adopt Department of Human Resources Development policies that permit state employees to telework while caregiving during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAT, JHA, FIN

SB 1275, SD2

(SSCR915)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

Requires each state government branch, and authorizes each county, to establish a shared leave program for state employees. Precludes state government branches and applicable counties from prohibiting leave sharing between employees of different departments or bargaining units because of administrative infeasibility. Allows a public employee to designate beneficiaries to the employee's unpaid vacation allowance and wages through a statement that is not verified or written. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

LAT, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair