HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION & BUSINESS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1511

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes a tax credit for ten per cent of qualified labor costs; extends the tax credit for qualified research activities for five years.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 1686

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires solicitations for procurement of construction to require offerors to list subcontractors if the value of the contract is in excess of $500,000 and the work to be performed by the subcontractor is in excess of $25,000. Allows substitution of subcontractors if 75% of saving resulting from the substitution are refunded to the purchasing agency.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2135

Status

RELATING TO SPORTS.

Establishes the Hawaii Sports Task Force to plan and coordinate efforts to keep the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and to secure Hawaii as a host site for a National Football League preseason and regular-season game, a world-title soccer tournament at Aloha Stadium, and a mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship tournament, at Aloha Stadium.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2145

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Expresses as state policy an intent to complete or facilitate the completion of a list of 10 projects by 12/31/23.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2178

Status

RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT CODE.

Makes permanent procurement code exemptions relating to certain sole source vendors and to small purchases.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2247

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Provides a bidder on construction contracts 2 additional days after the closing of bids to provide the names of each person or firm to be engaged by the bidder as a joint contractor or subcontractor. Provides for bids to be opened only after the close of the 2-day period.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2265

Status

RELATING TO THE STATE PROCUREMENT CODE.

Makes permanent the amendments made to section 103D-305, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by Act 175, Session Laws of Hawaii 2009, that increase the limits on procurements qualifying for certain small purchase procedures to $100,000 for goods or services and $250,000 for construction; require procurements greater than $50,000 for construction to require performance bonds, and require procurements of $25,000 to less than $100,000 to be made in accordance with small purchase procedures. Removes the requirement from section 103D-305 that procurements of $25,000 to less than $100,000 be done through an electronic system.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2266

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Clarifies that the information technology steering committee shall consist of thirteen members: four members to be selected by the senate president, four members to be selected by the speaker of the house of representatives, and four members to be selected by the chief information officer, with the chief information officer to serve as the chair.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2267

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST CLEARCOM, INC., IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE IN HAWAII.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Clearcom, Inc., or a partnership headed by Clearcom, Inc., with the planning, permitting, design, construction, equipping, and operating broadband infrastructure throughout the State. Effective 7/1/12.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2268

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to convene a working group, administratively attached to the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, to identify redundant and obsolete state and county laws related to small business. Requires reports to the Legislature.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2272

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS.

Clarifies the definition of "landscape architect". Replaces the existing definition of "surveyor" or "land surveyor" with definitions for "land surveying" and "professional surveyor", "professional land surveyor", or "land surveyor".

 

ERB, CPC

HB 2279

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTORS.

Requires the contractors license board to accept in lieu of a specific experience requirement for licensure, equivalent knowledge, training, or experience, including self-employed or unlicensed experience, if the board investigates and makes a detailed written finding to that effect and the finding is available for public inspection.

 

ERB, CPC

HB 2288

Status

RELATING TO RECORDKEEPING.

Requires internet service providers to keep consumer records for no less than 2 years.

 

ERB, CPC

HB 2311

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Authorizes the revocation or suspension of a liquor license for a continuing pattern of noise, disturbance, misconduct, or disorder.

 

ERB, CPC/JUD

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

While every effort will be made to copy, organize, and collate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed to the incorrect office, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 404 in the State Capitol; please submit testimony by 3:00 pm prior to the hearing date;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8479 (for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to ERBtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov ; or

WEB: For comments less than 4MB in size, transmit from the Web page at http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the Legislative Web site after the hearing adjourns. This public posting of testimony on the Web site should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

Late Testimony:

Testimony received after 6:30 am the day of hearing will be seen as late.

If submitting late testimony, please bring 20 copies to the hearing (if joint committee then multiply by # of committees).

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6498 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair