THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2003

COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE, ART AND TECHNOLOGY

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Melodie Williams Aduja, Vice Chair

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Senator Carol Fukunaga, Chair

Senator Melodie Williams Aduja, Vice Chair

NOTICE OF HEARING

DATE:

Tuesday, February 4, 2003

TIME:

2:45pm

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

A G E N D A

SB1249

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANTS.

Expands the high technology research and development loans and grants provided by the High Technology Development Corporation, to include matching grants for companies that receive small business technology transfer grants. Appropriates moneys for the expansion.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB726

RELATING TO THE SPECIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.

Adds function to special advisory council for technology development to keep government informed of problems and barriers faced by private sector high technology businesses in operating in or entering the State to do business.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB425

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY

Establishes the Hawaii instrument pool into which individuals and companies may donate usage of their high technology instrument. Allows qualified borrowers to use the instruments for their ventures and research. Establishes a tax credit for donating into the Hawaii instrument pool usage of "industry entry" high technology instruments that will help Hawaii's technology companies enter into new and emerging markets.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB1685

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Stimulates the economy and generates local capital by providing a tax credit to computer manufacturers that purchase the rights to software made in the State.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB 1692

RELATING TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MEDICAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Provides a 200% tax credit for qualified medical information costs.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB 359

RELATING TO FILM INDUSTRY.

Expands the tax credit for motion picture and film production to include up to an unspecified amount of the costs of wages and salaries, capped at $25,000 per employee; includes commercials in motion picture and film production.

ECD/SAT, WAM

SB 406

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a tax credit for the purchase of motion picture and film, and television production and post-production equipment.

ECD/SAT, WAM

SB 1227

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Redefines performing arts products to include only digital computer generated animation films, and excludes entities claiming a tax credit under 235-17.

SAT/ECD, WAM

SB 1704

RELATING TO A FILM PRODUCTION/POST PRODUCTION/HAWAIIAN CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITY AND WAREHOUSE WITHIN OR NEAR HEEIA STATE PARK.

Appropriates funds to conduct a feasibility study for a public/private collaboration to establish a multi-use, film production/post production/Hawaiian cultural and educational facility and warehouse within or near Heeia state park.

ECD/SAT, WAM

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW, IF TIME PERMITS

Persons wishing to testify should submit 30 copies of their testimony to the committee clerk, Room 215, State Capitol 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony may also be faxed if less than 5 pages in length, to the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Office at 586-6659 or 1-800-586-6659 (toll free for neighbor islands), at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. When faxing, please indicate to whom the testimony is being submitted, the date and time of the hearing, and the required number of copies needed for submittal. Or, E-mail testimony may be submitted to dige3@capitol.hawaii.gov as a Word attachment by 4 p.m. of the previous day. When submitting testimony, please choose only ONE of the above options.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 586-6230

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Senator Carol Fukunaga

Chair

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Senator David Y. Ige

Chair