HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS CONCERNS

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

Rep. Glenn Wakai, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg, Ph.D.

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Jerry L. Chang

Rep. Ryan I. Yamane

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Robert N. Herkes

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

January 31, 2008

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2253

RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 281, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES, INTOXICATING LIQUOR, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CLARIFYING LANGUAGE, CORRECTING ERRORS, AND DELETING UNNECESSARY AND OBSOLETE PROVISIONS.

Amends sections of chapter 281 to update the liquor laws.

 

EDB, CPC/JUD

HB 2960

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Allows holder of class 1 liquor manufacturer's license to also sell liquor made from cane for private consumption, and to sell liquor from fruits or cane grown in Hawaii for consumption on the premises; requires liquor labeled with "Hawaii" or similar terms to be wholly manufactured in the State.

 

EDB, CPC/JUD

HB 3255

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides an exemption for common carriers from general excise and use taxes on fuel used for intrastate air travel.

 

EDB, TRN, FIN

HB 2860

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts from general excise and use taxes the fuel sold from a foreign-trade zone for intrastate air transportation by common carriers.

 

EDB, TRN, FIN

HB 2228

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates $500,000 into the Hawaii community-based economic development revolving fund to financially assist qualifying community-based organizations statewide.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2395

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the Hawaii innovation development corporation to promote the development and exploitation of innovations and inventions that have direct economic benefits for Hawaii.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2473

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Extends funding for the Hawaii broadband task force from fiscal year 2007-2008 to add fiscal year 2008-2009.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2415

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Removes the $25,000 limit on HTDC grants to recipients of federal Small Business Innovation Research Phase I awards or contracts, or federal Small Business Technology Transfer Program awards; retains limit of 50 percent of the federal award or contract.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2259

RELATING TO AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT.

Makes an appropriation for costs associated with applying for a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2939

RELATING TO AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for the continuing operations of the Pacific international space center for exploration systems.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 3085

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGISTRATION.

Clarifies the law relating to registration and protection of trademarks and names and clarifies how similar trade names are resolved.

 

EDB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 3101

RELATING TO INSURANCE.

Authorizes the creation and regulation of special purpose financial captive insurance companies (SPFCIC). Establishes confidentiality provisions applicable to captives, including SPFCs.

 

EDB, CPC/JUD, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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;

     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: 5 copies (including an original) to Room 316 in the State Capitol; or

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

 

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Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Chair