HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Clift Tsuji, Chair

Rep. Gene Ward, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen Awana

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

TIME:

8:30 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2254

Status

RELATING TO THRILL CRAFT OPERATION.

Makes permanent the exemption that authorizes film production permit holders to operate a thrill craft in State waters. Takes effect on June 29, 2014.

 

EDB, OMH

HB 2175

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Eliminates the requirement that construction bids for public works projects, submitted under the competitive sealed bidding process, list potential joint contractors and subcontractors.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2183

Status

RELATING TO THE PENAL CODE.

Prohibits any person, firm, partnership, or corporation from importing, selling, offering to sell, or possessing with intent to sell any ivory product. Establishes a first violation as a misdemeanor and a second violation as a class C felony.

 

EDB, JUD

HB 2186

Status

RELATING TO REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

Disallows dividends paid deduction for Real Estate Investment Trusts.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2253

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA DEVELOPMENT.

Amends section 201-113, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS), to expand funding sources to support creative industries development within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Repeals sections 201-111, 201-112, and 201-114, HRS. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2282

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Amends section 206M-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add Phase II or III Small Business Innovation Research grants to qualifying criteria. Increases the ceiling on transfers from the Hawaii Capital Loan Revolving Fund from $100,000 to $500,000.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2354

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires the board of directors of the high technology development corporation to create a film and media park. Designates certain properties to be included in the park.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2150

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS' PLANETARY SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGIES INITIATIVE.

Appropriates funds to support planetary sustainability technology demonstrations and university-based competitions.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2151

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS AND NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION LASER COMMUNICATIONS GROUND STATION INITIATIVE.

Appropriates funds for an engineering assessment of a proposal to establish a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2152

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Appropriates funds to the Pacific international space center for exploration systems to support administrative and general tasks, strategic program initiatives, and the preliminary development of the Pacific international space center for exploration systems' research and development park.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1924

Status

RELATING TO THE COUNCIL ON REVENUES.

Establishes an interdepartmental research task force to assist the council on revenues in preparing revenue forecasts for state government. Makes an appropriation to department of taxation to prepare tax data for use in the development of various economic models. Makes an appropriation to the department of business, economic development, and tourism to assist the council on revenues with the development of various economic models.

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

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

     The date and time of the hearing; and

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair