HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

 

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:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 1868

(HSCR415-14)

Status

RELATING TO EMERGENCY SHELTERS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the retrofitting of public school buildings so they can also be used as emergency shelters.

 

 

PBS, EDN, FIN

HB 2347, HD2

(HSCR344-14)

Status

RELATING TO DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS.

Clarifies that Department of Taxation investigators who are subject to chapter 76, Hawaii Revised Statutes, also have police powers. Effective July 1, 2050.

 

PBS, LAB, FIN

HB 2521, HD1

(HSCR287-14)

Status

RELATING TO HAZARDS TO PROPERTY.

Appropriates funds to remove dangerous trees or branches that pose a hazard to other properties, remove or stabilize unstable rock and soil conditions, and clean streams and waterways to prevent flooding or other disasters. Effective July 1, 2014.

 

PBS, FIN

HB 2363, HD2

(HSCR539-14)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Provides systematic reentry programming for nonviolent, low-risk drug offenders by establishing the Reentry Pilot Project for Nonviolent, Low-risk Drug Offenders. Effective July 1, 2020, and repealed on June 30, 2016.

 

PBS, JUD, FIN

HB 2383

Status

RELATING TO COMPETITIVE SEALED BIDDING.

Requires procuring agencies to include in invitations for bids on construction contracts a listing of the licenses that are required to perform work under the contract.

 

FIN

HB 1764

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.

Requires DoTax to conduct a study to develop a systematic approach to evaluate the costs and benefits of major tax incentives.

 

 

FIN

HB 2280

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE HURRICANE RESERVE TRUST FUND.

Makes a general fund appropriation of $50,000,000 for fiscal year 2014‑2015 to recapitalize the Hurricane Reserve Trust Fund.

 

 

FIN

HB 2338

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Clarifies that the credit is not available for research conducted outside of the State. Eliminates the requirement that the department of taxation certify all research credit claims. Clarifies that failure of the taxpayer to submit the required survey to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is a waiver of the right to claim the credit.

 

FIN

HB 1704

Status

RELATING TO RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Clarifies that sections 41 and 280C(c) of the Internal Revenue Code shall be relied upon for calculating the state tax credit for research activities except that references to the base amount shall not apply and credit for all qualified research expenses may be taken without regard to the amount of expenses for previous years.

 

FIN

HB 2135

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement; takes effect when the State becomes a party to the streamlined sales and use tax agreement; with section 32, creating a committee to oversee the department of taxation's implementation and administration of, and compliance with the streamlined sales and use tax agreement, to take effect on approval.

 

FIN

HB 1651

(HSCR457-14)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Unless preempted by federal law, requires the collection of use taxes by sellers of tangible personal property who enter into agreements under which a person in the State refers potential purchasers to the seller, including by an internet link or web site, or performs related services in the State on behalf of the seller.

 

JUD, FIN

HB 2507

Status

RELATING TO MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS.

Provides an alternative to Hawaii becoming a member state under the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. Directs DOTAX to establish rules to meet minimum simplification requirements.

 

FIN

HB 2427

Status

RELATING TO THE REPEAL OF NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals the following non-general funds: donations for voter registration drive trust account, Hawaii FYI - ICSD trust account, Kapolei regional sports complex special fund, parking control revolving fund escrow account revolving fund, returned ACH tax refunds trust account, agricultural development and food security special fund, agricultural park special fund, HDOA biocontrol foreign exploration special fund, irrigation system revolving fund, non-agricultural park lands special fund, and Hawaii EUTF self-directed investments trust account.

 

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: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through the website); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website after the hearing adjourns. 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 586-6200 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair