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 11, 2014

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HEARING

 

HB 1616

(HSCR166-14)

Status

RELATING TO HEALTH PLANNING.

Adds to the Hawaii State Planning Act's objectives and policies for health the identification of social determinants of health to reduce health disparities among Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, and Filipinos.

 

OMH/HLT, EDB, FIN

HB 2060, HD1

(HSCR208-14)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a renewable fuels production tax credit. Repeals the ethanol facility tax credit. Effective for taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014, until December 31, 2025. (HB2060 HD1)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 2141, HD1

(HSCR224-14)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY.

Establishes the Hawaii Community-based Renewable Energy Program to make renewable energy more accessible to more Hawaii residents and businesses currently unable to participate in clean energy generation. Effective June 15, 2750. (HB2141 HD1)

 

EEP, EDB, CPC

HB 2626

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who incur certain expenses for manufacturing products in Hawaii. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2014. Repealed on January 1, 2023.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2617

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

Prohibits technology businesses from using noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants which forbid postemployment competition.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 2614

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts from the general excise tax, amounts received from the construction of a space launch facility in the State.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2657

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Gives preference in public procurement to companies that conduct repair and maintenance locally.

 

EDB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 4, 2014.

 

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

 

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.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 1 copies (including an original) to Room 318 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-6421 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

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Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8480 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair