Workers Compensation & Foreclosure Bills Scheduled for Hearing 1/29/16 & 2/1/16

Sen Shimabukuro 80ASB 2215 has been scheduled for hearing by the Senate Judiciary & Labor Committee on Friday, Jan. 29, 9am, rm 016. Here’s a link to the hearing notice:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/hearingnotices/HEARING_JDL_01-29-16_.HTM

SB 2215:
Appropriates funds for the hiring of six hearing officer positions and support staff within the department ofan labor and industrial relations’ disability compensation division and to provide the officers and staff with legal and medical training.

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SB&billnumber=2215&year=2016

HB 1817, the House companion to SB2345 regarding community association payment plans, has been scheduled for hearing on Monday, February 1, 2016, 2pm. Instructions/Links to submit testimony can be found on the hearing notice:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2016/hearingnotices/HEARING_CPC_02-01-16_.HTM

Here’s a link to HB 1817:
Permits owners in a planned community association or condominium to submit a payment plan within thirty days after receiving notice from an association regarding any delinquent assessments and provides owners with time to cure delinquent assessments. Permits a right to judicially foreclose a lien against any unit or apartment that arises solely from delinquent assessments, including fines, penalties, legal fees, or late fees, to be removed or amended from governing documents by a vote of at least sixty-seven per cent of owners.

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=1817&year=2016

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