Legislative Alert – Workers Compensation / Impartial Medical Examination Bill (SB803) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Friday, February 27, 2015

Legislation supported by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB803 requires a workers’ compensation impartial exam to be conducted by a doctor whose specialty is appropriate for the injury to be examined in cases where the director of labor and industrial relations appoints a doctor to conduct an exam. Appropriates funds for the purpose of this measure. Effective 01/07/2059.

For more information on SB803, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.

Legislative Alert – Lobbyist Disclosure Statement Bill (SB1194) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Friday, February 27, 2015

Legislation supported by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB1194 requires the electronic filing of lobbyist disclosure statements. Requires that the filed statements be posted online. Effective 01/07/2059.

For more information on SB1194, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.

Legislative Alert – Affordable Housing Tax Credit for DHHL Bill (SB785) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB785 makes permanent Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits to DHHL. Makes permanent Act 98, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, which requires the counties to issue affordable housing credits for each residential unit developed by DHHL. Requires that 25% of revenues from any transfer of credits be expended by DHHL for the development of rental units. Effective date June 1, 2050.

For more information on SB785, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.

Senate Hawaiian Affairs Committee Confirms Masagatani & Aila, Jr.

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Legislative Alert – Employees Retirement System Bill (SB1324) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Friday, February 27, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Friday, February 27, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB1324 provides statutory authority for the employees’ retirement system administrator to make direct payment to a former spouse of a member of benefits or portion thereof pursuant to valid court judgment, order, or decree. Appropriates money to implement the purposes of this Act.

For more information on SB1324, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.

Legislative Alert – Protection of Taro Bill (SB774) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 9:00 a.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB774 creates a classification of agricultural public lands entitled “taro lands”. Appropriates funds to the board of land and natural resources to create an inventory of lands classified as taro lands.

For more information on SB774, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.

Legislative Alert – Aha Moku Funding Bill (SB786) Scheduled for Senate Decision Hearing: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Legislation introduced by Senator Shimabukuro has been scheduled for a decision hearing before the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 1:00 p.m.
Hawaii State Capitol, Conference Room 211
415 South Beretania Street

SB786 appropriates funds for the administration and operation of the aha moku advisory committee and for community outreach.

For more information on SB786, including bill text and to submit testimony, click here for bill status.

The deadline to submit testimony is Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 1:00 p.m.

Although late testimony may be submitted on the day of the hearing, any testimony submitted less than 24 hours prior should also be printed and sent to the WAM chair as a hard copy. In-person testimony will not be accepted at the public hearing.