THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, February 09, 2015

TIME:

9:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 016

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 1129

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO COMMISSIONERS OF DEEDS.

Adds new sections to chapter 503B, Hawaii Revised Statutes to clarify the Lieutenant Governor's rulemaking authority, authority to assess and collect fees and administrative fines, and to establish a revolving fund into which the fees and administrative fines are to be deposited.  Amends chapter 503B, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to clarify that the Lieutenant Governor is responsible for the program and increases the surety bond requirement from $1,000 to $10,000.

 

JDL, WAM

SB 1298

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

Appropriates moneys in fiscal year 2016-2017 to the office of elections, senate, and house of representatives for duties needed to be undertaken to enable the people to vote at the 2016 general election on state constitutional amendments proposed by the legislature during the 2015 and 2016 regular sessions.

 

JDL, WAM

SB 1219

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT SECURITY.

Allows the department of labor and industrial relations to set criteria for independent contractor status.  Establishes criteria for when the department shall presume an individual is an independent contractor.  Requires the department to certify independent contractors.  Requires independent contractors to provide a written copy of certification to each customer.  Places the burden of proving an employee-employer relationship on the certified independent contractor if the contractor files an unemployment insurance benefits claim against a customer.

 

JDL, CPN

SB 384

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ADDRESS CONFIDENTIALITY.

Establishes the address confidentiality program to help survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault relocate and keep their addresses confidential.  Creates the address confidentiality program surcharge fund.

 

JDL, WAM

SB 290

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO ETHICS TRAINING.

Requires the state ethics commission to offer a more comprehensive ethics training course that is to be completed by persons subject to section 84-41, HRS, within thirty days of taking office or starting employment and once every four years thereafter.  Requires all persons required to file a financial disclosure statement pursuant to section 84-17(d), HRS, to attend an in-person ethics course and all members of a board, as defined in section 92-2 and not included in section 84-17(d); state employees responsible for procurement; state employees who administer state contracts; and state employees who regulate or inspect private organizations to complete an online ethics course.  Takes effect on July 1, 2016.

 

JDL, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran

Chair