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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

TIME:

9:00am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 648

(HSCR102)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the China-Hawaii Economic Council to further economic relations between China and Hawaii. Appropriates money.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 654

(HSCR103)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the China-Hawaii economic council within the department of business, economic development, and tourism for economic development.

 

VMI, EDB, FIN

HB 657, HD1

(HSCR123)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a nonrefundable income tax credit for taxpayers who purchase residential backup generators. (HB657 HD1)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING ONLY

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on February 13, 2015 at 9am.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair