HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 12, 2016

TIME:

10:30am

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 ADDED to the agenda: HB1588 and HB2160

 

 

HB 2063

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KEAHOLE MANAGEMENT GROUP LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Keahole Management Group LLC with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities for the manufacturing and processing of products.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2669

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST TRUTAG TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds for TruTag Technologies, Inc.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2060

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Requires all Chief Procurement Officers to assist and cooperate with any compliance review by the State Procurement Administrator. Clarifies that the Administrator has the authority to perform periodic compliance reviews of all governmental bodies.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2229

Status

RELATING TO SPORTS.

Establishes the Hawaii Sports Task Force to plan and coordinate efforts to keep the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, and to secure Hawaii as a host site for a National Football League preseason game, world-title soccer tournaments at Aloha Stadium, mixed martial arts Ultimate Fighting Championship tournaments at Aloha Stadium, and other international sporting events.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2399

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX REPORTING FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

Requires operators of special events to file reports giving information about the vendors participating in special events. Grants Department of Taxation authority to issue citations for failure to file report.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1588

Status

RELATING TO TRANSPORTATION.

Establishes a Rail Business Interruption Fund to help small businesses struggling with economic loss directly related to rail construction. Appropriates funds for the implementation of the Fund.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1397

Status

RELATING TO NEW MARKET TAX CREDITS.

Expands methods for delivering funding to a community development entity by allowing guarantees and credit enhancements. Increases total maximum funding amounts from $250,000 to $5,000,000.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2259, HD1

(HSCR49-16)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC LEAKAGE.

Requires DBEDT to prepare a report examining the severity of economic leakage in Hawaii's tourism industry. Makes an appropriation. (HB2259 HD1)

 

TOU, EDB, FIN

HB 1524, HD1

(HSCR71-16)

Status

RELATING TO CLEAN ENERGY.

Establishes a property assessed clean energy program to promote renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. Increases a property's tax assessment to make loan payments. Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds and appropriates bond revenues to finance the program. (HB1524 HD1)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

HB 2160

Status

RELATING TO LIGHT POLLUTION.

Establishes a dark night skies protection advisory committee to assist DBEDT in the development of a statewide dark night skies protection strategy to preserve dark night skies and reduce light pollution.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2295

Status

RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

Reduces the number of members on the Aerospace Advisory Committee from fifteen to thirteen. Allows the members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee to elect their own committee chair from members appointed by the Governor to this body. Effective July 1, 2016.

 

EDB

HB 2296

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Eliminates the ex-officio National Aeronautics and Space Administration representative from the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems Board. Effective July 1, 2016.

 

EDB

 

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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If during the course of the hearing it appears that there will not be sufficient time to allow every testifier to be heard, the chairperson reserves the right to limit testifiers to 3 minutes.  This three minute policy will be enforced to ensure fairness and adequate consideration of all bills.

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair