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. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 754, SD2

(SSCR761)

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARING.

Provides cancellation rights to persons who contract to buy a short-term product in Hawaii. Allows disbursement of purchasers' funds to a developer; provided that the developer first posts a bond. Effective 07/01/2115. (SD2)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 1001, SD2

(SSCR713)

Status

RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.

Establishes and appropriates funds for the manufacturing development program, through which the high technology development corporation shall distribute grants to Hawaii manufacturers for various activities. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1003, SD1

(SSCR816)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Expands the current Hawaii small business innovation research program by providing matching funds for phase II and phase III awards in the interest of diversifying and stimulating Hawaii's economy. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1279, SD2

(SSCR766)

Status

RELATING TO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS.

Prohibits noncompete agreements and restrictive covenants that restrict beyond one year post-employment competition of employees of a technology business. Effective 01/07/2059. (SD2)

 

EDB, CPC

SB 661, SD2

(SSCR709)

Status

RELATING TO UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEMS TEST SITES.

Establishes the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site chief operating officer position to, among other things, serve on the Pan-Pacific Unmanned Aerial Systems Test Range Complex management team. Establishes an advisory board to oversee and manage unmanned aerial systems test site operations. Appropriates funds to staff and operate Hawaii's unmanned aerial systems test site activities. Takes effect on 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1158, SD1

(SSCR704)

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS SPECIAL FUND.

Establishes the Pacific international space center for exploration systems special fund for the operation, maintenance, and management of the Pacific international space center for exploration systems' projects, facilities, services, and publications. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1157, SD2

(SSCR652)

Status

RELATING TO STARLIGHT RESERVE.

Changes the Starlight Reserve advisory committee from a temporary committee to a permanent committee. Amends the office of Hawaiian affairs' representative on the committee. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

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.

 

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: 19 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