HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Mark M. Nakashima, Chair

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 3, 2017

TIME:

9:15 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 1559

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.

Appropriates $150,000 to DBEDT in each of fiscal years 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 to address the FDA's industry guidance on the use of color additives in sea salt products.

 

EDB, HLT, FIN

HB 1413

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a voluntary program to allow out-of-state vendors to collect, report, and remit a simplified sellers use tax to the State.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1481

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a working group to study the uses of and best practices regarding blockchain technology.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 598

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY.

PROPOSED HD1: Establishes a Cyber Hawaii Pilot Project in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation at the University of Hawaii to plan, develop, and implement a cyber ecosystem that addresses the many aspects of cybersecurity. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1579

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of special facility revenue bonds pursuant to part III of chapter 206M, HRS, and appropriates funds to the Hawaii High Technology Corporation for the purpose of constructing an electrolysis hydrogen production, storage, and dispensing facility to be managed by the Hawaii center for advanced transportation technologies.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1329

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for grants to participants in the 2017 and 2018 Hawaii annual code challenge so that the proof of concepts created during the challenges can be developed into prototypes. Requires matching funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1034

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

Amends the definition of "community-based organization." Amends the qualifications for community-based economic development grants to include technical assistance to community-based organizations. Reduces the number of Community-based Economic Development Advisory Council members from twelve to ten.

 

EDB, FIN

Copies of the proposed HB598 HD1 PROPOSED are available in room 310 and on the Legislature's Web site: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

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: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 310 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-8544 (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 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 586-6680 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. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair