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 17, 2015

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 141

Status

RELATING TO QUALIFIED COMMUNITY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS.

Amends the exemption from the civil service laws for personal services contracts for building, custodial, and grounds maintenance services with qualified community rehabilitation programs at a cost of no more than $850,000 by specifying that the $850,000 maximum applies per contract.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 683

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION.

Authorizes the executive director to dismiss a discrimination complaint and issue a notice of right to sue after a determination of a reasonable cause of discrimination is made and conciliation fails.

 

LAB, JUD

HB 520, HD1

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

PROPOSED HD1: Allows the Director of the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to establish workforce advisory boards

 

LAB

HB 522, HD1

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

PROPOSED HD1: Requires the Auditor to conduct a study of various departmental engineering sections that manage general fund capital improvement projects.

LAB

HB 696, HD1

(HSCR54)

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii Healthcare Workforce Advisory Board to help increase and strengthen the healthcare workforce in the State. (HB696 HD1)

 

HLT, LAB

HB 1075, HD1

(HSCR189)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Authorizes the Maui Regional System to enter into an agreement with a private entity to transition one or more of its facilities into a new private Hawaii nonprofit corporation. (HB1075 HD1)

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 1112, HD1

(HSCR190)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HEALTH SYSTEMS CORPORATION.

Reconsolidates HHSC operational administration and oversight by eliminating regional system boards. Repeals certain limits on operational authority. Creates new bargaining units for HHSC employees. (HB1112 HD1)

 

HLT, LAB, FIN

HB 1268

Status

RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION.

Requires the Director of Labor and Industrial Relations to determine if the positions of state employees receiving workers' compensation benefits should remain vacant for one year or longer. Provides for the filling and funding of the temporarily vacant positions. Establishes a funding mechanism.

 

LAB, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

 

 

The following measures were previously heard on February 3, 2015 at 9:00 AM

 

HB 535

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Requires twelve weeks of family leave. Establishes a partial wage replacement for leave trust fund funded by employee wage withholdings. Uses the trust fund to provide partial wage replacement for the weeks of family leave that are unpaid. Appropriates moneys to administer the trust fund.

 

LAB, FIN

HB 496

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT.

Establishes a family leave insurance program, which requires employees to make contributions into a trust fund to be used to provide employees with family leave insurance benefits in order to care for a designated person. Appropriates funds to DLIR to implement the program.

 

LAB, CPC, FIN

 

The following measure was previously heard on February 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM

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

 

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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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair