TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH
COMMITTEE ON LABOR & PUBLIC EMPLOYMENT, Room 309, 8:30 a.m.
HB 3368 RELATING TO LABOR. Requires that contracts subject to certain wage requirements contain provisions allowing employees to organize. (Caldwell)
HB2545 RELATING TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION. Provides that an independent physician be selected to conduct medical examinations in cases where major and elective surgery, or either, is contemplated or in cases where an employee or employer are dissatisfied with the medical process. (Takamine)
COMMITTEE ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, Room 312, 8:30 a.m.
HB3211 RELATING TO CLOTHESLINES. "Right to dry". Allows for the use of clotheslines on any privately owned single-family residential dwelling, with limited restrictions. (Morita)
HB2434 RELATING TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Requires retailers in the State to distribute only recyclable, reusable, or compostable checkout bags. (Berg)
HB2495 RELATING TO SOLID WASTE. Prohibits the use of polystyrene foam as a disposable food service-ware product. (Morita)
HB2508 RELATING TO THE DEPOSIT BEVERAGE CONTAINER PROGRAM. Requires retail dealers with more than 75,000 square feet of retail space to operate redemption centers. Effective 10/1/08. (Morita) (Joint Majority)
HB 2509 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC DEVICE RECYCLING. Establishes a state program for collection, recycling, enforcement, and monitoring of covering electronic devices. (Morita) (Joint Majority)
COMMITTEE ON HUMAN SERVICES & HOUSING/COMMITTEE ON HEALTH, Room 329, 8:50 a.m.
HB 2334 RELATING TO CRIME. Establishes mandatory minimum prison terms for certain offenses against pregnant women. (Waters)
HB 2766 RELATING TO ELECTRONIC MONITORING. Requires electronic monitoring of persons convicted of violating a domestic abuse temporary restraining order or protective order. (Lee)
HB 2128 RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE. Amends the offenses of assault in the second degree and terroristic threatening in the first degree to include conduct committed against victims who the courts and police are attempting to keep safe with protective orders. (Mizuno)
HB 2379 RELATING TO TAXATION. Creates a refundable state earned income tax credit for individual taxpayers' which is equal to 20% of the federal earned income tax credit. (Shimabukuro)
COMMITTEE ON WATER, LAND, OCEAN RESOURCES & HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS/COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION/COMMITTEE ON TOURISM & CULTURE, Room 309, 2:00 p.m.
HB 2429 RELATING TO RECREATION. Creates the University of Hawaii stadium corporation and transfers jurisdiction over Aloha Stadium to the corporation. (Chang)