HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION, BUSINESS, & MILITARY AFFAIRS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Joey Manahan

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TIME:

8:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1429

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE ABOUT FACE PROGRAM.

Appropriates TANF funds for Hawaii national guard about face family of programs for FY 2009-2010 and 2010-2011.

 

EBM, HUS, FIN

HB 477

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a tax credit to department of defense high technology contractors that hire workers who are residents of the State.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 961

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires the state procurement office to conduct audits and follow-up audits to ensure compliance with the procurement code and report results to the legislature; makes comptroller ex-officio nonvoting member of procurement policy board.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1470

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.

Exempts GSA-approved sole source vendors on procurements involving federal matching funds from certain sole source procurement provisions.

 

EBM, FIN

DECISION-MAKING ONLY for the following measures previously heard on Thursday, February 05, 2009

 

 

 

HB 82

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Establishes an annual exemption from the general excise tax on the purchase of school supplies of less than $50 per purchase and computers, computer software, and computer supplies of less than $750 per purchase made between 12:01 A.M. on the last Friday in July and 11:59 P.M. the following Sunday.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 492

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii communications commission (HCC) in the department of commerce and consumer affairs (DCCA). Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the PUC to the HCC. Also transfers functions relating to cable services from DCCA to HCC.

 

EBM, CPC, FIN

HB 984

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Implements key recommendations of the Hawaii broadband task force by establishing the Hawaii communications commissioner (HCC) in the department of commerce and consumer affairs (DCCA). Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the public utilities commission to the HCC and functions relating to cable services from DCCA to the HCC. Establishes a work group to develop procedures to streamline state and county broadband regulation, franchising, and permitting and report to the legislature.

 

EBM, CPC, FIN

HB 1077

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION.

Establishes the Hawaii Communications Commission (HCC) in the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA). Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to the HCC. Also transfers functions relating to cable services from DCCA to HCC.

 

EBM, CPC, FIN

HB 1601

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Mandates certain conditions applicable to certain commercial and industrial leases. Exempts certain sales of fee interest to lessee from state income tax.

 

EBM, JUD, FIN

HB 1606

Status

RELATING TO LEASEHOLD CONVERSION.

Provides for the mandatory lease-to-fee conversion of leasehold business property.

 

EBM, JUD, FIN

AS THESE ARE DECISION MAKING ONLY MEASURES, NO PUBLIC TESTIMONY WILL BE ACCEPTED

 

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 323 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8479(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

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

 

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 586-6160 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