HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

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, February 07, 2012

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2658

Status

RELATING TO CORPORATIONS.

Extends applicability of an action plan of a merger or share exchange to publicly traded corporations, in certain circumstances.

 

ERB

HB 2003

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION PRACTICES.

Removes records of complaints from the exceptions to the types of information that are not subject to disclosure as public documents.

 

ERB, JUD/CPC

HB 2239

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a tax credit for certain investments in small business enterprises.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2044

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires a hearing officer to affirm the decision of a procurement officer in protests filed under section 103D-701, HRS, unless the procurement officer's decision is shown by clear and convincing evidence to be arbitrary, capricious, fraudulent, or clearly erroneous.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2645

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

Adds powers and duties to the director of labor and industrial relations regarding the registration and regulation of professional employer organizations. Authorizes various penalties for noncompliance with chapter 373L, HRS. Establishes the professional employer special fund to manage the registration of professional employer organizations. Amends certain definitions in chapter 373L, HRS, to make them consistent with definitions in chapter 373K, HRS.

 

ERB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2477

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Resolution Fund; and requires each agency to notify the board on an annual basis of any rules to be amended or repealed to reflect a statutory amendment or repeal.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2324

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Exempts the upgrading and new construction of broadband facilities on state and county property from state and county permitting processes. Effective 07/01/12 to 06/30/17.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2325

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Requires the State and counties to approve, approve with modification, or disapprove all broadband related permits within 45 days. If no action is taken, the application will be deemed approved on the 46th day.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2653

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Exempts the upgrading of existing wireless broadband facilities from state and county permitting processes. Requires State and counties to give final approval for new wireless infrastructure within 120 days and approve permits for new wireless infrastructure within 45 days. Effective 7/1/12 to 1/1/17.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2654

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES.

Establishes the Hawaii communications commission in DBEDT. Transfers functions relating to telecommunications from the PUC to the Hawaii communications commission. Also transfers functions relating to cable services from DCCA to the Hawaii communications commission. Makes an appropriation.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2872

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS.

Creates aerospace high technology districts in Hawaii. Allows geothermal resource subzones to be designated within aerospace high technology districts; provided that any geothermal energy producers provide a specified percentage of their energy output to any aerospace high technology facility within the district at no cost. Allows nonconforming use of land or buildings in aerospace high technology districts to continue as they exist; provided that no nonconforming use shall be expanded or changed to another nonconforming use without a special permit.

 

ERB, WLO/EEP, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

HB 2319

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a venture accelerator funding program under the Hawaii strategic development corporation to assist the State's technology businesses to compete for investment capital. Appropriates funds.

 

ERB, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Thursday, February 2, 2012. No public testimony will be accepted.

HB 2145

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Expresses as state policy an intent to complete or facilitate the completion of a list of 10 projects by 12/31/23.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2272

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONS AND VOCATIONS.

Clarifies the definition of "landscape architect". Replaces the existing definition of "surveyor" or "land surveyor" with definitions for "land surveying" and "professional surveyor", "professional land surveyor", or "land surveyor".

 

ERB, CPC

 

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 404 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);

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

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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit the remaining testifiers to three minutes. This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration to all bills.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Vice Chair