HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2012

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro, Chair

Rep. Marilyn B. Lee, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Chris Lee

Rep. Ty Cullen

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Sharon E. Har

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Gil Riviere

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 27, 2012

TIME:

1:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 3

 

HB 2324, HD1

(HSCR281-12)

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 July 1, 2112. Sunsets on June 30, 2017.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2325, HD1

(HSCR284-12)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

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

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2653, HD1

(HSCR286-12)

Status

RELATING TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

Exempts the upgrading of existing wireless telecommunications facilities from state and county permitting processes. Provides expedited permits for siting of wireless telecommunication facilities and proposed new tower and antenna support structure. Effective July 1, 2112, to June 30, 2017. Repeals in five years.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2873, HD1

(HSCR615-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Transfers the Pacific international space center for exploration systems from the University of Hawaii to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism's office of aerospace development. Establishes a Pacific international space center for exploration systems board of directors. Appropriates funds. Authorizes general obligation bonds. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB/HED, FIN

HB 2872, HD2

(HSCR478-12)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DISTRICTS.

Authorizes aerospace high technology parks as a permitted use within an agricultural district on land whose soil is classified with the overall (master) productivity rating class C, D, or E. Requires the parks to obtain a special permit. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, WLO/EEP, FIN

HB 2145, HD1

(HSCR570-12)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Expresses as state policy an intent to complete or facilitate the completion of a list of special economic development projects by December 31, 2023. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2338, HD1

(HSCR469-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.

Authorizes the Department of Land and Natural Resources to lease public lands for purposes of developing creative media production and post-production facilities by negotiation, without public auction. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

WLO/ERB, FIN

HB 2319, HD1

(HSCR431-12)

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. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 1511, HD1

(HSCR95-12)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Extends the tax credit for qualified research activities for five years. Sunset 12/31/16. Requires the UH to extend the current land lease with the high technology development corporation for no less than 25 years from the date of expiration.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 1758, HD1

(HSCR612-12)

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT IN HAWAII.

Authorizes the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to issue revenue bonds for qualified media infrastructure projects. Creates a special fund for disbursement of funds. Requires matching funds and post-audits. Effective July 1, 2112.

 

ERB, FIN

HB 2869, HD1

(HSCR569-12)

Status

RELATING TO THE ECONOMY.

Extends the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit until January 1, 2025 from January 1, 2016. Raises the qualified production credit ceiling to $10,000,000 from $8,000,000. Separates the calculation of the credit amount based on wages and salaries from the credit amount based on other qualified production costs. Provides different credit amounts based on residence within the counties for the wages and salaries paid to all cast, crew, and musicians of the qualified production, plus an additional 5 percent credit amount on wages and salaries of cast, crew, and musicians wo are state residents.

 

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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PAPER: 2 copies to Room 306, in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6001 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islanders without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro

Chair