HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Jo Jordan

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Feki Pouha

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 212, HD1

(HSCR409)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a nonrefundable income tax credit for taxpayers who purchase and install battery backup systems for solar energy systems.

 

 

EEP, FIN

HB 1735

Status

RELATING TO PROPERTY TAXES.

Appropriates funds to UHERO to study the effects of Hawaii's low property tax rates. Appropriates funds.

 

FIN

HB 1543

Status

RELATING TO STATE BONDS.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds. Makes findings required by Article VII, Section 13 of the State Constitution to declare that the issuance of authorized bonds will not cause the debt limit to be exceeded.

 

FIN

HB 2217

Status

RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII REAL PROPERTY TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Repeals various sections of the real property tax laws for the purpose of deleting obsolete and unnecessary provisions.

 

FIN

HB 2218

Status

RELATING TO AMENDING OR REPEALING HAWAII INCOME TAX LAWS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DELETING OBSOLETE OR UNNECESSARY PROVISIONS.

Amends various sections of the income tax law for the purpose of deleting obsolete and unnecessary provisions.

 

FIN

HB 2094

Status

RELATING TO STATE FINANCES.

Requires the comptroller to include recommendations from Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement No. 77 in the State comprehensive annual financial report.

 

FIN

HB 2527

Status

RELATING TO STATE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

Establishes a committee on progress of construction projects to monitor certain state construction projects and bring impediments to the attention of decision-makers.

 

FIN

HB 1527

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires the Department of Taxation to evaluate and recommend the repeal of certain tax credits and tax exemptions and report to the Legislature before the regular session of 2018. Beginning July 1, 2018, and every five years thereafter, requires the Department of Taxation to evaluate new tax credits and exemptions.

 

FIN

HB 1702

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the income tax credit for expenses for household and dependent care services necessary for gainful employment by changing the manner for determining the taxpayer's applicable percentage of employment-related expenses that constitutes the tax credit.

 

FIN

HB 1850

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Allows transient accommodations brokers to register as tax collection agents to collect and remit general excise and transient accommodations taxes on behalf of operators and plan managers using their services.

 

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: 2 copies (including an original) to Room 306 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 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 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 586-6200 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. Sylvia Luke

Chair