HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2023

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi, Chair

Rep. Andrew Takuya Garrett, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Jeanne Kapela

Rep. Adrian K. Tam

Rep. Rose Martinez

Rep. David Alcos III

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

TIME:

9:00AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 57

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Authorizes wages of other employees in comparable employment to be considered when computing the average weekly wages of an injured public board member, reserve police officer, police chaplain, sheriffs' chaplain, volunteer firefighter, volunteer boating enforcement officer, or volunteer conservation and resources enforcement officer. Clarifies computation of average weekly wages of an injured volunteer firefighter for workers' compensation benefits purposes.

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 161

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Establishes that the representative of labor on the Hawaii Labor Relations Board be a person selected by a majority of the exclusive representatives of the collective bargaining units.

 

LGO, JHA, FIN

HB 168

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Imposes penalties, including suspension, on the person and the firm upon a finding of violations of state law governing wages and hours of employees on public works projects.

 

LGO, JHA, FIN

HB 491

Status

RELATING TO A LEAVE GRANT PROGRAM.

Establishes within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism a leave grant program to help small businesses offer their paid family leave and sick leave. Appropriates moneys.

 

LGO, ECD, FIN

HB 536

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Amends the competitive sealed bidding process for construction projects to require joint contractors and subcontractors to submit their bids to a bid depository established under DCCA. Authorizes joint contractors and subcontractors to submit different bids to different general contractors bidding on the project. Requires all bids submitted by joint contractors and subcontractors to be held in the bid depository and withheld from the general contractors until twenty-four hours before the closing of the invitation for bids. Requires general contractors to use only the bids timely submitted by joint contractors and subcontractors to the bid depository in their construction bid and imposes fines for violations. Requires DCCA to adopt rules specifying how the bid depository shall operate.

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 563

Status

RELATING TO PERMITTED INTERACTIONS.

Exempts members of a county council from the limitation on the number of members that may attend an informational meeting or presentation on matters relating to official county council business for purposes of permitted interactions. Clarifies that such meetings shall be meetings that are open to the public.

 

LGO, JHA, FIN

HB 565

Status

RELATING TO STATE SELF-INSURANCE AGAINST PROPERTY AND CASUALTY RISKS.

Establishes the State self-insurance against property and casualty risks special fund to be administered by the comptroller to provide the State with self-insurance against the State's property and casualty risks. Appropriates funds.

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 38

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Reclassifies the human resources development special fund as a revolving fund pursuant to the recommendation made by the Auditor in Auditor's Report No. 22-12.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 83

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Establishes deadlines for paying or contesting provider bills related to workers' compensation injury treatment.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 103

Status

RELATING TO THE EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

Allows departments and agencies time to comply with Employees' Retirement System reporting standards based on when final specifications are provided by the Employees' Retirement System.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 143

Status

RELATING TO THE REDUCED IGNITION PROPENSITY CIGARETTE PROGRAM.

Provides for additional use of the reduced ignition propensity cigarette certification fees to support the State Fire Council and its programs and activities.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 146

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE FIRE COUNCIL.

Adds to the membership of the State Fire Council, and to the membership of advisory committees that the Council may appoint, representatives from the Hawaii State Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Unit and the Division of Forestry and Wildlife of the Department of Land and Natural Resources to reflect all non‑federal fire fighting agencies in the State.

 

LGO, WAL

 

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Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Chair