HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Joy A. San Buenaventura

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 697

Status

RELATING TO STATE FACILITIES.

Establishes DAGS as the lead department for negotiating and processing real property leases for state departments.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 85

Status

RELATING TO DISABILITY RETIREMENT.

Expands eligibility of ordinary and service-connected disability retirement benefits to retired members who became mentally or physically incapacitated from the further performance of duty.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 905

Status

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act and submit a written report to the Legislature. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2015.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 916

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Repeals certain restrictions on investments that can be made by the Hawaii employer-union health benefits trust fund and make housekeeping amendments.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 922

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII EMPLOYER-UNION HEALTH BENEFITS TRUST FUND.

Amends the definition of "dependent-beneficiary."

 

LAB, FIN

HB 1501

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC UTILITIES.

Provides certain restrictions on post-employment for commissioners and their employees. Requires public input on a proposed merger or consolidation of public utilities. Requires the auditor to conduct a study that compares the salaries of employees at the Public Utilities Commission with employees of comparable positions in the private sector.

 

LAB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 1474

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes the designation of kiwila pono for employers who permit employees to be absent with pay on election day to work at a polling place. Authorizes a paid leave of absence for one work day for state and county employees who serve as precinct officials and other temporary employees on election day.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 1048

Status

RELATING TO ELECTIONS.

Establishes reemployment rights for public employees who resign in order to seek elective office.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 558

Status

RELATING TO OVERTIME.

Limits overtime compensation to those hours worked in excess of forty hours in a workweek. Excludes those hours taken as paid time off from the calculation of the forty hours.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 343

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a taxpayer who hires an individual with a disability a nonrefundable tax credit for the six-month period after the individual is initially hired by the taxpayer.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 676

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

Authorizes the chair of the state public charter school commission to vote on agreements for collective bargaining units (5) and (6). Requires agreements for collective bargaining unit (9) to provide 3 votes for the governor, 1 for HHSC, and 1 for each mayor.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 791

Status

RELATING TO THE RETIREMENT OF JUDGES.

Corrects errors. Harmonizes age and service requirements for judges who are members of the employees' retirement system with requirements for other contributory plan members.

 

LAB, JUD, FIN

HB 653

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires workers' compensation settlement agreements to be paid within 14 days. Requires that a request for an independent medical examination be approved or denied by the director of labor and industrial relations within 14 days.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: 15 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6680 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair