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:

Friday, March 14, 2014

TIME:

9:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2079, SD2

(SSCR2799)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURES, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Requires film productions to comply with federal, state, and county laws and secure all necessary film permit approvals with appropriate state or county film offices and any appropriate state or county agencies if a film production takes place on state or county property, in order to be eligible for the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit. Prohibits qualified production costs that have been financed with state funds from qualifying for the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit after 7/1/2014. Prohibits reality television from qualifying for the tax credit. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2583, SD1

(SSCR2735)

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. Effective 07/01/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2584, SD1

(SSCR2801)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2776, SD2

(SSCR2802)

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. Appropriates funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 2832, SD2

(SSCR2775)

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Amends section 206M-15, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to add a Small Business Innovation Research program award or contract as a qualifying criterion for grants from the High Technology Development Corporation. Increases the ceiling on any single transfer from the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund for grants from $100,000 to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 3126, SD2

(SSCR2573)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants in employment contracts, post-employment contracts, or separation agreements that forbid post-employment competition of employees of a technology business or licensed physicians. (SD2)

 

EDB, CPC/JUD

HCR 51 / HR 33 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THAT THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY GATEWAY CENTER BE RENAMED IN HONOR OF GUY HIDEO TOYAMA.

 

 

EDB, VMI

HCR 110 / HR 81 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO RECOMMEND LEGISLATION OR CHANGES TO ADMINISTRATIVE RULES TO DEVELOP CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS BETWEEN THE STATE AND COMMUNICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDERS AS TO THE USE OF PUBLIC LANDS FOR COMMUNICATION AND TELECOMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE.

 

 

EDB, WAL, CPC

HCR 115 / HR 84 /

Status / Status

ENCOURAGING STATE DEPARTMENTS TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CORPORATIONS AND FURTHER THE PROMOTION OF SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CORPORATIONS IN HAWAII.

 

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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

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Rep. Clift Tsuji

Chair