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:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 627

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

Authorizes and appropriates funds for the establishment of a State Public-Private Partnership Coordinator within Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to manage all public-private partnerships entered into by the State and manage all contracts, proposals, and negotiations associated with the State's public-private partnerships.

 

EDB, JUD, FIN

HB 973

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes and appropriates funds for a Research and Grant Technology Program within the High Technology Development Corporation.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 911

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Establishes a program for companies to borrow and loan high technology equipment to be administered by HTDC.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 595

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to continue the Small Business Innovation Research Program within the High Technology Development Corporation.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 574

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Establishes an excise tax on basalt cinder and trap rock sold by wholesalers or dealers. Provides that the excise tax is paid into the Pacific international space center for exploration systems special fund. Requires moneys in excess of $1,000,000 in the Pacific international space center for exploration systems special fund to lapse to the general fund.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 974

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation to support the programs under its HI Growth Initiative program.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 521

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes the high-growth grant program and special fund to provide grants to qualified businesses for certain business development activities. Appropriations.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1327

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds for the Manufacturing Development Program.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 593

Status

RELATING TO RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Provides that, notwithstanding provisions of the Internal Revenue Code to the contrary, the amount of the state tax credit for research activities shall be calculated based on all qualified research expenses for the taxable year. Appropriates funds for a compliance specialist position within DOTAX to assist with administration of the tax credit.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 594

Status

RELATING TO THE MARITIME INDUSTRY GRANT PROGRAM.

Establishes within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism the Maritime Industry Grant Program to enhance maritime productivity and workforce development.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 960

Status

RELATING TO THE MULTINATIONAL LUNAR ARCHITECTURE ALLIANCE.

Establishes the Multinational Lunar Architecture Alliance to hold an International Lunar Development Summit to, among other things, identify the major goals and challenges associated with prototype lunar architecture.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1326

Status

RELATING TO WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for a basalt rebar market study.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1449

Status

RELATING TO INNOVATION BUSINESS INTERACTION.

Establishes the impact loan fund for Hawaii (HI-impact loan program) in the High Technology Development Corporation to support dual-use technology small businesses. Establishes the HI-impact special fund.  Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 591

Status

RELATING TO THE CAPITAL INFRASTRUCTURE TAX CREDIT.

Includes structures, machinery, equipment, and capital assets in the definition of capital infrastructure costs for the Capital Infrastructure Tax Credit. Sets cap on credit per taxable year per qualified infrastructure tenant. Specifies that excess tax credits may be carried forward. Recaptures credit if qualified infrastructure tenant fails to relocate within a certain period of time after executing a lease with the Department of Transportation. Specifies taxpayer reporting requirements.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1036

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Changes the name of the High Technology Development Corporation to Hawaii Technology Development Corporation and repeals the Hawaii Software Service Center that is established within the High Technology Development Corporation. Effective 7/01/2017.

 

EDB, FIN

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair