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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 09, 2012

TIME:

8:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 2045, HB 2607

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB2325, HB2653, HB2145, HB2324

 

HB 1758

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN HAWAII.

Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credits to increase the tax credits to unspecified percentages and dollar amounts and to provide additional non-refundable tax credits for qualified media infrastructure projects in certain qualifying counties; provides an additional tax credit for qualified special or visual effects and animation production costs; raises the tax credit caps to unspecified amounts.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2869

Status

RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.

Extends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit until 01/01/31 from 01/01/16. Raises the qualified production credit ceiling to $10 million from $8 million. Separates the calculation of the credit amount based on wages and salaries from the credit amount based on other qualified production costs. Provides that the credit amount includes 15% of the wages and salaries paid to all cast, crew, and musicians of the qualified production, plus an additional 5% credit amount on wages and salaries of cast, crew, and musicians who are state residents.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2479

Status

RELATING TO CREATIVE MEDIA DEVELOPMENT.

Amends section 235-17, Hawaii Revised Statutes, by expanding the definitions of qualified productions to include animation or special and visual effects and productions for internet distribution and providing the sunset date for the tax credit as amended by this Act as January 1, 2020.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2225

Status

RELATING TO MOTION PICTURES, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION.

Extends the repeal date of Act 88, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006, from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2021. Extends tax credits for qualified film production costs incurred before January 1, 2021.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2387

Status

RELATING TO NEW MARKETS TAX CREDITS.

Expands methods for delivering funding to a community development entity by allowing guarantees and credit enhancements. Increases total maximum funding amounts from $250,000 to $5,000,000.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2045

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Repeals Act 155, SLH 2010, which: (1) requires all businesses with excise tax exemptions to register to do business in Hawaii, file their tax returns in a timely manner, and expressly claim their entitlement; and (2) creates a personal trust liability for businesses that use the general excise tax as the basis for increasing their prices and ensures that those funds are paid to the State for the benefit of consumers and businesses.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2518

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ACCOUNTING AND GENERAL SERVICES.

To appropriate moneys for the business and technology transformation initiative in fiscal year 2012-2013 to prepare the State for the larger transformation activities that will be defined in the forthcoming information technology strategic plan.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2607

Status

RELATING TO THE TAX REVIEW COMMISSION.

Provides a measure for extending the reporting date of the 2010-2012 tax review commission and requests an additional $100,000 for fiscal year 2011-2012.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2411

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS.

Makes appropriations from general obligation bonds and certain special funds for the planning and design of future construction projects. Effective 07/01/2012.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 1295, HD1

(HSCR121-12)

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS.

Establishes unlicensed contracting activity as a misdemeanor offense; establishes habitual unlicensed contracting activity and unlicensed contractor fraud as felonies. Requires that each day of unlicensed contracting activity be deemed a separate offense. (HD1)

 

ERB, JUD/CPC

HB 2346

Status

RELATING TO PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYER ORGANIZATIONS.

Consolidates laws regarding professional employer organizations. Establishes professional employer organization special fund into which registration fees are to be deposited.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN

HB 2089, HD1

(HSCR91-12)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Requires employers to provide a minimum amount of paid sick and safe leave to employees to be used to care for themselves or a family member who is ill, needs medical care, or is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Effective July 1, 2012. (HB2089 HD1)

 

LAB, ERB, FIN

HB 2524

Status

RELATING TO THE REGULATION OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICES.

Creates a communications division within the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs to regulate telecommunications and cable television services; to promote the development of broadband infrastructure; and to advance the provision of broadband, telecommunications, and video programming services.

 

ERB, CPC, FIN/LMG

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

HB 2161

Status

RELATING TO DOGS.

Requires dog sellers to provide certain information to purchasers at the time of purchase. Provides for remedies in case the dog purchased is unfit for purchase. Establishes duties for both sellers and purchasers.

 

ERB, CPC/JUD, FIN

HB 2767

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Temporarily modifies the Procurement Code for state construction projects. Sunsets December 31, 2015.

 

ERB, FIN

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on Tuesday, February 7. No public testimony will be accepted.

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 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 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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair