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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 06, 2015

TIME:

9:20am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB1272

 

 

HB 1158

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CORPORATIONS.

Adds the use of a copyright or trademark for the purpose of job creation or upholding fair labor standards as a specific public benefit for which a sustainable business corporation can be created.

 

EDB, LAB, CPC

HB 1276

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides income tax credit (50% of qualified wages for first 6 months) for taxpayer who hires a person 65 years of age or older.

 

EDB, LAB, FIN

HB 1454

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, 2015. Sunsets January 1, 2023.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1328

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

Requires Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to study and analyze the feasibility of establishing a motorsports industry and developing a motorsports center in Hawaii, including but not limited to, location, costs of land acquisition, costs of construction and development, projected revenues, and means of financing. Requires a report to the legislature.

 

EDB, TRN, FIN

HB 1343

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriates moneys for the establishment of a business recovery center within the department of defense.

 

EDB, PBS, FIN

HB 1233

Status

RELATING TO FOOD.

Expands and creates new categories for homemade food processing for sale to the public. Takes effect on 1/1/2016.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 1272

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.

Requires motion picture theaters that have two or more facilities in the State to provide closed movie captioning and descriptive narration for at least two showings per week of a motion picture.

 

EDB, CPC/JUD

HB 1282

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.

Appropriates moneys for an engineering assessment for establishing a laser optical communications ground station in Hawaii.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair