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:

Thursday, February 28, 2013

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 1

 

HB 20

(HSCR36)

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR STATE LIFEGUARDS.

Appropriates funds for salaries and benefits for lifeguards for Kua Bay, Kekaha Kai state park, on the island of Hawaii an area under the jurisdiction of DLNR.

 

OMH, FIN

HB 481, HD1

(HSCR271)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LAND USE.

Allows for the construction of certain indigenous Hawaiian hale on land that is used for farming operations without a building permit. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

AGR, FIN

HB 482, HD1

(HSCR535)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Repeals the ability to claim expenditures for legal services under the important agricultural land qualified agricultural cost tax credit. Effective July 1, 2050. Applicable to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2013.

 

AGR/WAL, FIN

HB 776, HD1

(HSCR569)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT TORT LIABILITY.

Allows any party, including the State of Hawaii, to demand a jury trial in any action brought against the State under Chapter 662, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 793

(HSCR530)

Status

RELATING TO NOTARIES PUBLIC.

Clarifies the information required to be on notary seals, authorizes the Attorney General to adjust the fees to become a notary and to renew a notary commission by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, and authorizes other fees related to the regulation of notaries public to be established and adjusted by rules adopted pursuant to chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 892, HD1

(HSCR73)

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR PARKING FOR DISABLED PERSONS.

Increases the state motor vehicle registration fee by $1, to be deposited into the Disability and Communication Access Board Special Fund to cover the costs of administering the parking program for persons with disabilities. Effective January 1, 2014, and repealed January 1, 2019.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 1257

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands application of the general excise tax to business activities in the State that are significantly associated with a seller's ability to establish or maintain a market in the State. Creates a presumption under the general excise tax law for sellers of tangible personal property where the seller's activities in the State demonstrate a significant business nexus with the State. Creates a presumption under the use tax law that a seller is engaged in business in the State if the seller's activities in the State demonstrate a significant business nexus with the State.

 

FIN

HB 1443

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HURRICANE RELIEF FUND.

Authorizes the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund to conduct itself as a private entity to participate in the insurance market. Reactivates the special mortgage recording fee. Replenishes the Hawaii Hurricane Relief Fund. Effective July 1, 2013.

 

FIN

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     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