HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 13, 2015

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1292

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Includes all available relevant and past performance information considerations by the procurement officer prior to bids being awarded under the state procurement code.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1090

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants that forbid post-employment competition of employees of a technology business.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 785

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Raises the motion picture income tax credit for productions in a county with a population of seven hundred thousand or less. Requires the taxpayer claiming the tax credit to verify the county residency of local hires.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 712

Status

RELATING TO THE NATURAL ENERGY LABORATORY OF HAWAII AUTHORITY.

Exempts NELHA from the state procurement code when purchasing replacement parts and repair and maintenance services for equipment associated with the seawater delivery system unless agreement requires otherwise.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 716

Status

RELATING TO INNOVATIVE BUSINESS INTERACTION.

Establishes an innovative business interaction program under DBEDT, with the assistance of the Hawaii tourism authority. Increases the transient accommodations tax revenues deposited into the tourism special fund by an amount to be used for the program.

 

EDB/TOU, FIN

HB 724

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND ACCESS AVAILABILITY IN RESORT AREAS.

Establishes a task force to create a master plan for the availability of universal high speed broadband access in Waikiki and other resort areas.

 

EDB/TOU, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 10, 2015 at 9:00am.

 

HB 227

Status

RELATING TO NOISE CONTROL.

Enhances community noise control as regulated by county liquor commissions in counties with a large population.

 

EDB, JUD

 

 

 

 

 

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: 18 copies (including an original) to Room 313 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8459 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); 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. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow everyone to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit testifiers to two minutes.  This two minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration of all bills.

 

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 586-8435 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. Tom Brower

Chair

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair