RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT. Report Title: Employment Security; Weekly Benefit Amounts; Contribution Rate Schedules; Minimum Wages; Increases Description: Extends the calculation of the maximum weekly unemployment benefit amount at seventy-five percent of the average weekly wage to December 31, 2013. Retains, for calendar year 2013, the employer contribution rate for unemployment benefits at schedule F and extends the 2013 first quarter deadline for payment of employer contributions to May 31, 2013. Increases the hourly minimum wage to $7.75 on January 1, 2014, $8.25 on January 1, 2015, $8.75 on January 1, 2016, and $9.00 on January 1, 2017. Applies retroactively to January 1, 2013. (HB1028 HD2)
3/5/2013 H Passed Third Reading as amended in HD 2 with Representative(s) Cheape, Fukumoto, Hanohano, Johanson, Kobayashi, Rhoads, Thielen, Tokioka, Ward voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Evans, Fale, Har, McDermott voting no (4) and none excused (0). Transmitted to Senate.