HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION & BUSINESS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kymberly Marcos Pine

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TIME:

8:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 81

(SSCR510)

Status

RELATING TO STARLIGHT RESERVE.

Extends termination date of temporary advisory committee relating to the statewide starlight reserve strategy from 6/30/2011 to 6/30/2013.

 

ERB, FIN

SB 298, SD3

(SSCR794)

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS REGULATION.

Establishes an organizational and regulatory framework for sustainable benefits corporations. Effective July 1, 2050. (SD3)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

SB 590, SD1

(SSCR640)

Status

RELATING TO THE LEGISLATIVE FEDERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PROGRAM OVERSIGHT COMMISSION.

Extends the date on which the legislative federal economic stimulus program oversight commission is terminated from 06/30/11 to 12/31/11. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

ERB, LMG, FIN

SB 775, SD2

(SSCR732)

Status

RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION SITES.

Reauthorizes the construction site inspection task force and narrows its focus to unlicensed contractor activity. Establishes a fee and surcharge to offset the costs of task force activities to be added to license application and renewal fees. Requires report. Appropriates funds from the compliance resolution fund. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

SB 776, SD2

(SSCR654)

Status

RELATING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

Establishes a task force to identify barriers that Hawaii businesses and university professors face in developing entrepreneurial business models in biotechnology, and to recommend specific actions to address these barriers; requires report to the 2012 legislature; appropriates funds. Effective 07/01/50. (SD2)

 

ERB, HED, FIN

SB 1161, SD1

(SSCR553)

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Exempts broadband infrastructure improvements from state or county permitting requirements for five years. Exempts telecommunications companies from replacing existing utility poles when installing new or improving existing telecommunications cables. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

SB 1498, SD2

(SSCR528)

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY REVIEW BOARD.

Transfers the small business regulatory review board from the department of business, economic development, and tourism to the department of commerce and consumer affairs, and authorizes the expenses of the board to be funded from the compliance resolution fund; requires each agency to notify the board on an annual basis of any rules to be amended or repealed to reflect statutory amendment or repeal. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

SB 1522, SD2

(SSCR772)

Status

RELATING TO DOGS.

Establishes requirements for licensure and regulation of large-scale dog breeders. Effective 7/1/2012. (SD2)

 

ERB, CPC/JUD, FIN

SB 112, SD1

(SSCR712)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Appropriates funds in FY 2011-2012 and FY 2012-2013 for the application of a spaceport license from the Federal Aviation Administration to establish space tourism in Hawaii. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

ERB, FIN

SB 165, SD2

(SSCR676)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT.

Extends the sunset date of the starlight reserve advisory committee by two years; makes appropriations to the office of aerospace development of the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

ERB, FIN

SB 753, SD2

(SSCR753)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Adds reporting requirements to measure the effectiveness of the tax credit for research activities. Extends the tax credit for 5 years. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD2)

 

ERB, FIN

SB 757, SD2

(SSCR639)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Reestablishes the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund; requires that principal and interest payments being made on outstanding loans be deposited into the fund; authorizes the department of business, economic development, and tourism to contract with financial institutions for servicing or administering loans; appropriates funds for the operations of the Hawaii capital loan program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

ERB, FIN

SB 758, SD1

(SSCR493)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Extends the use of Hawaii compliance express for small business vendors for awards of $2,500 or greater. (SD1)

 

ERB, 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; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: FOUR copies (including an original) to Room 323 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-8479(for Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web);

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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