STAND. COM. REP. NO. 3185
RE: S.B. No. 3142
Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi
President of the Senate
Thirty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2022
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary, to which was referred S.B. No. 3142 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose and intent of this measure is to include reserve public safety law enforcement officers among the volunteer positions covered by workers' compensation laws.
Your Committees received written comments in support of this measure from the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations and Department of Public Safety.
Your Committees received written comments in opposition to this measure from one individual.
Your Committees find that the work performed by volunteer public safety law enforcement officers is both vital and potentially dangerous and that this measure will afford those unpaid individuals with coverage under workers' compensation laws should they sustain injuries in the line of duty.
Your Committees have amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2050, to facilitate further discussion on the measure.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary that are attached to this report, your Committees are in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 3142, as amended herein, and recommend that it pass Third Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 3142, S.D. 1.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Ways and Means and Judiciary,
KARL RHOADS, Chair
DONOVAN M. DELA CRUZ, Chair