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HB2541 HD1       (?)


Measure Title: RELATING TO HELPING WORKING FAMILIES.
Report Title: Income Tax; Earned Income Tax Credit; Refundable Food/Excise Tax Credit; Minimum Wage
Description: Makes the state earned income tax credit refundable and permanent. Increases and amends the refundable food/excise tax credit by basing the amount of the credit on a taxpayer's Hawaii earned income and federal adjusted gross income. Increases minimum wage rate to $11.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2021, $12.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2022, $12.50 per hour beginning on 1/1/2023, and $13.00 per hour beginning on 1/1/2024. (HD1)
Companion:  SB3102
Package: None
Current Referral: LCA, WAM
Introducer(s): SAIKI, AQUINO, BELATTI, BROWER, CACHOLA, CREAGAN, CULLEN, DECOITE, ELI, GATES, HAR, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, ICHIYAMA, JOHANSON, KITAGAWA, B. KOBAYASHI, D. KOBAYASHI, KONG, C. LEE, LOWEN, LUKE, MATAYOSHI, MCKELVEY, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NAKASHIMA, NISHIMOTO, OHNO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, QUINLAN, SAN BUENAVENTURA, SAY, TAKAYAMA, TAKUMI, TARNAS, TODD, TOKIOKA, WILDBERGER, WOODSON, YAMANE, YAMASHITA

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1/23/2020HIntroduced and Pass First Reading.
1/27/2020HReferred to LAB/FIN, referral sheet 5
1/27/2020HBill scheduled to be heard by LAB/FIN on Thursday, 01-30-20 9:00AM in House conference room 309.
1/30/2020HThe committee(s) on LAB/FIN recommend(s) that the measure be deferred.
2/19/2020HBill scheduled for decision making on Friday, 02-21-20 10:30AM in conference room 309.
2/21/2020HThe committees on LAB recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 5 Ayes: Representative(s) Johanson, Eli, Kitagawa, Yamashita; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Matsumoto; Noes: none; and 3 Excused: Representative(s) Ichiyama, McKelvey, Quinlan.
2/21/2020HThe committees on FIN recommend that the measure be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS. The votes were as follows: 14 Ayes: Representative(s) Luke, Cullen, Eli, Hashimoto, Holt, Kitagawa, B. Kobayashi, Matayoshi, Nakamura, Nishimoto, Todd, Wildberger, Yamashita, McDermott; Ayes with reservations: none; Noes: none; and 1 Excused: Representative(s) Gates.
2/28/2020HReported from LAB/FIN (Stand. Com. Rep. No. 960-20) as amended in HD 1, recommending passage on Second Reading and placement on the calendar for Third Reading.
2/28/2020HPassed Second Reading as amended in HD 1; placed on the calendar for Third Reading with Representative(s) Matsumoto, Perruso voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Okimoto voting no (1) and Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, DeCoite, Holt, Thielen excused (4).
3/3/2020HFloor Amendment No. 3 offered by Rep. Okimoto.
3/3/2020HFloor amendment failed with Noes, 5 (Representative(s) Johanson, Luke, McKelvey, Perruso, Todd). Excused, 1 (Representative(s) Creagan).
3/3/2020HPassed Third Reading with Representative(s) Cabanilla Arakawa, DeCoite, Har, Kong, Matsumoto, Perruso, Say, Tokioka voting aye with reservations; Representative(s) Okimoto, Ward voting no (2) and Representative(s) Creagan excused (1). Transmitted to Senate.
3/5/2020SReceived from House (Hse. Com. No. 338).
3/5/2020SPassed First Reading.
3/5/2020SReferred to LCA, WAM.
3/9/2020SThe committee(s) on LCA has scheduled a public hearing on 03-12-20 3:15PM in conference room 224.
3/12/2020SThe committee(s) on LCA recommend(s) that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes in LCA were as follows: 4 Aye(s): Senator(s) Taniguchi; Aye(s) with reservations: Senator(s) Ihara, S. Chang, Gabbard ; 0 No(es): none; and 1 Excused: Senator(s) Fevella.

S = Senate | H = House | D = Data Systems | $ = Appropriation measure | ConAm = Constitutional Amendment

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HB2541 HD1






CommRoomDate/TimeNotice 
LAB/FIN 309 1/30/2020 9:00 AM View
LAB/FIN 309 2/21/2020 10:30 AM View
LCA 224 3/12/2020 3:15 PM View