HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2013

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Dee Morikawa

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 22, 2013

TIME:

1:30 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 563

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the date of filing of monthly, quarterly, and semiannual general excise tax returns from the twentieth day of the calendar, quarterly, or semiannual month to the last day.

 

FIN

HB 553

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Creates tax credits as an incentive for companies to expand or locate their operations in Hawaii and increase employment. Provides for an application and agreement process with the department of taxation and Hawaii housing finance and development corporation to obtain the tax credits. Repeals on 1/1/2017.

 

FIN

HB 850, HD1

(HSCR402)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELAND SECURITY.

Establishes an Office of Homeland Security and supporting laws to provide a comprehensive program to protect Hawaii's citizens, infrastructure, and government from terrorism and threat of attack. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBS/VMI, FIN

HB 858

(HSCR276)

Status

RELATING TO THE HI GROWTH INITIATIVE.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation for the HI Growth Initiative, an investment program to develop an ecosystem to support high-growth entrepreneurial companies in the State. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 551, HD2

(HSCR541)

Status

RELATING TO RENTAL MOTOR VEHICLE SURCHARGE TAX.

Requires the rental motor vehicle surcharge tax for car-sharing organizations to be prorated at 12.5 cents per hour. Defines car-sharing organization. Effective July 1, 2020.

 

TRN, CPC, FIN

HB 269, HD1

(HSCR218)

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RELATING TO RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.

Amends the state constitution to require candidates for the state senate or house of representatives to be a resident of the legislative district from which the person is a candidate for not less than twelve consecutive months prior to the next general election.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 343, HD1

(HSCR566)

Status

RELATING TO GAMBLING OFFENSES.

Amends a definition in the gambling law to provide that gambling activities offered incident to the purchase of goods or services constitute gambling.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 338, HD1

(HSCR343)

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST A SEAWATER AIR CONDITIONING PROJECT IN WAIKIKI.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds of up to $200,000,000, for Kaiuli Energy LLC for the planning, design, and construction of its seawater air conditioning district cooling system in and around Waikiki, Oahu. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 505, HD1

(HSCR342)

Status

RELATING TO GREENWAYS.

Directs the Office of Planning to contract with a consultant to develop a plan for a statewide greenways plan. Appropriates funds. Effective January 1, 2857.

 

EEP/EDB, FIN

HB 1149, HD2

(HSCR487)

Status

RELATING TO WIND ENERGY FACILITIES.

Requires wind energy facility owner to be responsible for facility decommissioning and to provide evidence of financial security unless the owner has an existing lease or other agreement that provides for decommissioning. Outlines the elements of proper decommissioning.

 

EEP, CPC, FIN

HB 1119

(HSCR214)

Status

RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITY.

Appropriates funds to the HPHA to leverage funds for the redevelopment of the Mayor Wright homes.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 742, HD1

(HSCR255)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Allows Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA) to assign to a collection agency, accounts for vacated units in state low-income public housing projects that are delinquent for at least 90 days; provided that HPHA may delete the delinquent accounts from its accounts receivable records.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 532, HD1

(HSCR12)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

In determining eligibility for state low-income housing, requires the value of all motor vehicles registered to a unit's tenants to be considered in calculating income and asset limits. Provides exclusion for a certain threshold value amount.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 535, HD1

(HSCR175)

Status

RELATING TO HOMELESS PROGRAMS.

Authorizes the designation of temporary nighttime parking lots in each county to provide safe overnight parking for homeless individuals who live and sleep in their motor vehicles and who would otherwise park overnight on public or private roads or property. Appropriates funds. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 536

(HSCR10)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC HOUSING.

Disqualifies from state low-income housing any applicant or tenant if the applicant, tenant, or a household member owns or acquires a home within the State.

 

HSG, FIN

HB 1150, HD1

(HSCR510)

Status

RELATING TO CONTRACTS.

Exempts an owner's agreement with an attorney to file a claim as to identified property or contest the administrator's denial of a claim from the application of section 523A-25, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Effective 07/01/2112.

 

CPC, FIN

HB 266, HD1

(HSCR504)

Status

RELATING TO LANGUAGE ACCESS.

Establishes and provides appropriations for a Statewide Language Access Resource Center and Multilingual Website Pilot Project to be administered by the Office of Language Access. Effective July 1, 2050. Appropriations.

 

HLT, FIN

HB 668, HD1

(HSCR478)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH.

Transfers the medical use of marijuana program, from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health by June 30, 2014. Requires report, with transfer plan and timeline, to the legislature prior to the 2014 regular session. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

HLT/PBS, FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair