STAND. COM. REP. NO.  185-16

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2016

 

RE:   H.B. No. 2364

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Labor & Public Employment, to which was referred H.B. No. 2364 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to extend the sunset date by one year for the provision in section 386-78(a), Hawaii Revised Statutes, which provides that compromises for workers' compensation claims reached as a result of third-party liability claims or actions do not require the approval of the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations.

 

     The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies testified in support of this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Labor & Public Employment that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2364 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce.

 

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Labor & Public Employment,

 

 

 

 

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MARK M. NAKASHIMA, Chair