HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FOURTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2008

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Leinani Awana

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. Bob Nakasone

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jon Riki Karamatsu

Rep. Karl Rhoads

Rep. Gene Ward, Ph.D.

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Michael Y. Magaoay

Rep. Roland D. Sagum, III

 

Rep. Mele Carroll

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

 

Rep. Faye P. Hanohano

Rep. John Mizuno

Rep. Colleen Rose Meyer

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

TIME:

2:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

THE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE WILL BE ACCEPTING COMMENTS ON

THE FOLLOWING PROPOSED HOUSE DRAFTS

 

SB 933, SD1

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO LAND ACQUISITIONS.

Proposed HD1: Extends the time allowed to acquire the lands designated as part of the South Kona Wilderness Area on the island of Hawaii.

 

WLH, JUD, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

SB 1311

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO SALARY PAYMENTS.

Proposed HD1: Assists the legislature with fact-finding and promotes complete and truthful disclosure by prohibiting the payment of salaries of state employees who coerce, intimidate, or otherwise prevent subordinates from sharing information at legislative hearings or in response to other legislative inquiries.

 

FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

SB 1934, SD1

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

 

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Proposed HD1: Adds various tax credits and repeals the Ko Olina Resort and Marina and Makaha tax credit.

 

FIN

Copies of the proposed HD1 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

SB 711, HD1

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Proposed HD2: Authorizes DOTax to study and evaluate the economic impact of existing and proposed State tax incentives. Authorizes DOTax to collect and evaluate information from January 1, 2002, as part of its annual survey of businesses that have benefited from various high technology tax incentives. Requires DOTax to report annually to the Legislature, until 2012, on its findings of the economic impact of the tax incentives. Appropriates funds.

 

JUD, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

SB 3168, SD2, HD1

Status

 

(Email Testimony)

RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA.

Proposed HD2: Establishes the system-wide, statewide academy for creative media program in statute under the University of Hawaii. Amends Act 11, Special Session Laws 2007, to refocus the purpose section, delete all references to a lease agreement with PBS Hawaii, and provide that funds shall be expended to expand the programs and facilities of the academy for creative media program at a system-wide, statewide level directed to UH-West Oahu. Establishes and funds creativity academies.

 

TAC/EDB, FIN

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 306 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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 date and agenda no. of the hearing;

     Measure number;

     If you will be testifying in person or submitting written testimony only;

     The Committee the comments are directed to; 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: 2 copies to Room 306 in the State Capitol. It is required that the copies be on one side of an 8 " X 11" sheet;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands);

OR

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to FINtestimony@Capitol.hawaii.gov. Please include the measure number, date of hearing, and agenda no. in the subject line or click on the appropriate "Email Testimony" link above.

 

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.

 

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 586-6200 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.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" Web site at www.capitoltv.org OR call 550-8074.

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair