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:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

TIME:

7:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1419

Status

 

RELATING TO VETERANS RIGHTS AND BENEFITS.

Prohibits protests within 300 feet of the entrance of any cemetery under control of the office of veterans' services from 60 minutes before to 60 minutes after a funeral.

 

 

EBM, JUD

HB 1831

Status

RELATING TO MILITARY AFFAIRS.

Creates the military affairs liaison special fund within a nonprofit entity to support the nonprofit entity's duties as the state liaison in matters relating to the military. Requires adjutant general, with the governor's concurrence, to select the nonprofit entity. Appropriates funds to the special fund.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 556

Status

RELATING TO VETERAN BURIAL GRANTS.

Requires office of veterans' services to pay directly to a mortuary for services and to transport the remains of a deceased veteran who joined the New Filipino Scouts between 10/06/1945, and 06/30/1947, and died after 06/30/1994, to the Philippines upon submission of an unpaid invoice. Appropriates funds.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 560

Status

RELATING TO VETERANS SERVICES.

Establishes the veterans' services special fund to provide medical support services to Hawaii veterans. Establishes a veterans' service tax on liquor and deposits the revenue into the veterans' services special fund.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1523

Status

RELATING TO THE PROCUREMENT CODE.

Overrides the rulemaking authority of the procurement policy office for administrative rules adopted since 1/1/03. Reinstates the office's rulemaking authority on 1/1/11.

 

EBM, JUD

HB 1768

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Raises the ceiling for bid security requirements from $25,000 to an unspecified sum.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 221

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Deletes the requirement for cooperative purchasing agreements to be made pursuant to rules adopted by the procurement policy board.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 536

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Deletes the requirement for cooperative purchasing agreements to be made pursuant to rules adopted by the procurement policy board.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 558

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires protestors for whom a protest is not sustained to reimburse the chief procurement officer or designee for administrative expenses incurred in connection with an administrative hearing or action in court.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 193

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT PROTESTS.

Prohibits the chief procurement officer from delegating the officer's authority to resolve protested awards.

 

EBM, JUD

HB 1758

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.

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

 

EBM, FIN

HB 638

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CODE.

Requires the dismissal of a protest of an award of a contract if the reason for the protest is based upon an error in a bid that is less than one per cent of the bid amount.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1012

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT SHARED SERVICES TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes the Shared Services Technology Special Fund to allow departments and agencies to pool resources for common technology systems, hardware, and software.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1207

Status

RELATING TO COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Amends sections of chapter 210D, HRS (relating to community-based economic development), to update the provision of services provided by the community-based economic development technical and financial assistance program.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1309

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYEE INCREASE TAX CREDIT.

Provides maximum tax credit of $8,500 for an employer that increases employee count over the prior taxable year.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 699, HD1

(HSCR51)

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Provides a tax credit for costs related to conducting medical technology research. (HB699 HD1)

 

HLT, EBM, FIN

HB 1443

Status

RELATING TO HOME OCCUPATIONS.

Regulates home occupations.

 

EBM, HSG/WLO

HB 1503

Status

RELATING TO LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES.

Creates an optional "ingenuity company" designation for LLCs. Requires an LLC with an ingenuity company designation to exercise its right to exclude conferred by any patent it has an interest in for a public purpose. Establishes reporting requirements.

 

EBM, JUD

HB 513

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC WORKS.

Establishes requirements for contractors who bid on state construction projects. Establishes penalties for non-compliance with such requirements.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 549

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Clarifies the operation of the high technology research and development loan and grant program to allow the State to catch up to increased federal award amounts since 1989. Gives priority to first-time small business innovation research and small business technology transfer award or contract recipients. Allows, rather than requires, the grant program to borrow funds from the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1586

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates a nexus standard for taxing out-of-state businesses on their business activities in Hawaii.

 

EBM, FIN

HB 1405

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Amends the definition of engaging in business under section 237-2, HRS (general excise tax), to include persons who enter into an agreement with residents of the State where the person pays a commission for referral of potential customers.

 

EBM, FIN

The following bill(s) is for decision-making purposes only to insert substantive provisions into the short form bill. A public hearing will be scheduled at a later date, at which time testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 1704

Status

 

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Short form bill relating to economic development.

 

 

EBM

As this is a decision making meeting only, 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair