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, February 7, 2023

TIME:

9:00AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HEARING

 

HB 77

Status

RELATING TO TEACHERS.

Clarifies that public charter school teachers and other personnel employed by public charter schools under the same pay schedule are included in collective bargaining unit (5).

 

LGO, EDN, FIN

HB 800

Status

RELATING TO CHILD CARE.

Requires the Department of Accounting and General Services to establish and operate a child care center pilot program on Oahu for eligible children of state employees, one in or near the state capitol and one in Kapolei. Appropriates funds. Repeals on 6/30/2028.

 

LGO, HUS, FIN

HB 875

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the Hawaii teacher apprenticeship program to support, recruit, develop, and retain teachers for Hawaii public schools.

 

LGO, HET, FIN

HB 977

Status

RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Abolishes the Community Council on purchase of health and human services

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 978

Status

RELATING TO PURCHASES OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Authorizes heads of purchasing agencies to issue requests for statements of qualification and to establish lists of qualified providers for treatment purchase of services. Increases the small purchase threshold for health and human services.

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 1206

Status

RELATING TO A STATE PERMITTING OFFICE.

Establishes the State Permitting Office within the Department of Accounting and General Services to process building and infrastructure permits for construction of state-owned buildings, state roads and highways, and other construction on state lands. Appropriates moneys.

 

LGO, WAL, FIN

HB 1363

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Extends the period in which a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from 3/31/2019 to 12/31/2023. Authorizes the use of county surcharge revenues for housing infrastructure. Temporarily authorizes counties that have previously adopted a surcharge on state tax to amend the rates and uses of the surcharge.

 

LGO, HSG, FIN

HB 1409

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.

Expands the State's temporary disability insurance (TDI) coverage to, and exempt from TDI benefit eligibility requirements that are employment-related, employees who are unable to perform their employment duties due to the employee's childbirth or provision of kangaroo care to, or expression of breast milk for, the employee's child who is required to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit. Extend under certain conditions, the temporary disability benefit payment period and family leave period for employees who are unable to perform their employment duties due to a preterm birth of a child who is required to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit or birth of a child who is required to stay in a neonatal intensive care unit for more than eight weeks. Defines "kangaroo care" and "preterm birth". Requires the Department of Health to amend its rules to include neonatal care as related condition where the phrase "pregnancy, childbirth, or other related condition" is used.

 

LGO, CPC, FIN

HB 163

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Requires the employer to initiate negotiations on repricing of classes within a bargaining unit within 30 days of its receipt of the exclusive representative's written request to negotiate. Establishes that the employer's failure to initiate the negotiation within such time frame and the parties' failure to reach an agreement within ninety day of the exclusive representative's written request to negotiate or by January 31 of a year in which the collective bargaining agreement is due to expire, whichever is earlier, constitute an impasse to which the impasse procedures in section 89-11, Hawaii Revised Statutes, shall apply.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 164

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL LICENSE FEE RENEWALS.

Requires each public employer to pay for the employer's employees' professional license renewal fees.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 165

Status

RELATING TO INTERNAL COMPLAINT PROCEDURES.

Clarifies internal complaint procedures for civil service positions by requiring a formal complaint to be filed within twenty working days.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 167

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Makes general contractors entering into or under contracts in the State for work on buildings, structures, or other private works liable for debt incurred by subcontractors for wages due to claimants for performance of labor in the contract between the general contractor and owner.

 

LGO, JHA

HB 187

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes labor requirements for the construction of renewable energy projects with a capacity rating of ten megawatts or greater.

 

LGO, CPC

HB 257

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Human Resources Development for the establishment of new employee positions and the learning management system.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 302

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the state YouthBuild program to assist non-profit and public entities in applying and qualifying for federal YouthBuild program grants. Authorizes the department of labor and industrial relations to award grants to eligible non-profit or public entities to meet the matching funds requirement for federal YouthBuild grant awards. Appropriates funds.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 333

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION.

Repeals payroll day for public officers and employees by requiring them to be paid pursuant to a predicted payroll schedule, rather than an after-the-fact payroll schedule.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 334

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND CONTRIBUTIONS.

Sets the amount of the employer contribution to the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund as a fixed percentage of the health benefits plan or life insurance plan premium cost. Makes conforming amendments to remove the amount of contributions by the State and counties to the Hawaii employer‑union health benefits trust fund from the scope of collective bargaining negotiations.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 413

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the department of human resources development to retain the services of an online employment marketplace or networking platform to assist in recruiting employees for the State.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 542

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Allows bidders to clarify or correct immaterial or technical information required as part of a bid submission for up to twenty-four hours after the bid submission deadline, in addition to the time for correction or withdrawal of inadvertently erroneous bids before or after the award as permitted by rules adopted by the procurement policy board. Requires that bids for construction be opened no sooner than twenty-four hours after the deadline for the submission of bids. Defines "immaterial or technical information". Repeals 6/30/2028.

 

LGO, JHA

HB 564

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Human Resources Development to establish 2.0 full-time equivalent information technology specialist positions and upgrade information technology systems, including network upgrades; purchase and installation of desktop computers, workstations, and laptops; and training for personnel.

 

LGO, FIN

HB 572

Status

RELATING TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULEMAKING.

Requires that prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of an administrative rule, electronic notice of the proposed rulemaking be provided to all persons who have made a timely written request of the adopting agency for advance notice of its rulemaking proceedings.

 

LGO, JHA

HB 874

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Establishes a collective bargaining unit for graduate assistants employed by the University of Hawaii and community college system.

 

LGO, HET, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 31, 2023.

 

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

 

 

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Rep. Scot Z. Matayoshi

Chair