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 15, 2017

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 475

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATRES.

Makes permanent the requirements that a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the State must under certain conditions provide open movie captioning, and audio description upon request of any motion picture that is produced and offered with audio description.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 19

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS.

Authorizes the organization of low-profit limited liability companies as business entities for the accomplishment of charitable or educational purposes and not for the significant purpose of production of income or appreciation of property.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 905

Status

RELATING TO FROZEN FOOD PRODUCT LABELING.

Requires that the words "previously frozen" on labels for frozen food products must be not less than 75% of the size of the font used for the main text of the label.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 1039

Status

RELATING TO FUNDING FOR CREATIVE MEDIA AND FILM DEVELOPMENT.

Amends section 201-113, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to expand funding sources to support creative industries development within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism; and repeals sections 201-111, 201-112, and 201-114, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1042

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Adopt a more explicit definition of "small business," clarify the powers of the Small Business Regulatory Review Board, increase the number of board members from nine to eleven, and clarify when reporting by the agencies is required for submission to the board and for submission by the board to the Legislature.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1330

Status

RELATING TO COMMON INTEREST AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITIES.

Establishes common interest agricultural communities.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1475, HD1

(HSCR52)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL LANDS.

Permits farmers' markets and food hubs on lands in an agricultural district.

 

AGR, EDB, FIN

HB 1572, HD1

(HSCR210)

Status

RELATING TO LABOR.

Establishes the Hawaii Economic Security Working Group within DBEDT to analyze and make recommendations regarding economic health and stability in light of future automation, globalization, and disruptive innovation. (HB1572 HD1)

 

LAB, EDB, JUD

HB 597

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Proposed HD1: Establishes within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism a broadband coordinator to create the state broadband plan.  Requires report to legislature.  Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 599

Proposed HD1

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STATE PLAN.

Proposed HD1: Makes the goal of the State to provide housing to households with extremely low- to above moderate- income households. Makes a technical amendment to the state goals of the Hawaii State Planning Act

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

Copies of the Proposed HD1 are available in room 309 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.

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair