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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, March 17, 2017

TIME:

10 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room

Rm. 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 761, SD2

(SSCR896)

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.

Forces the lapse of a fiscal year 2016-2017 appropriation for the HI growth initiative that is not expected to be expended. Re-appropriates the lapsed appropriation for the HI growth initiative. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 763, SD1

(SSCR783)

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the High Technology Development Corporation for the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 764, SD1

(SSCR641)

Status

RELATING TO THE HIGH TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the High Technology Development Corporation for the Manufacturing Development Program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

 

 

SB 850

(SSCR910)

Status

RELATING TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.

Requires the Chief Information Officer to identify the information technology projects of the executive branch, including DOE and UH, that shall be subject to independent verification and validation. Requires the Chief Information Officer to award, administer, and manage the independent verification and validation contracts.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 900, SD1

(SSCR784)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 901

(SSCR612)

Status

RELATING TO THE AEROSPACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

To eliminate the requirement for the Governor to appoint certain representative members of the Aerospace Advisory Committee.

 

EDB, JUD

SB 908, SD1

(SSCR729)

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. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1086, SD2

(SSCR903)

Status

RELATING TO THE MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION INCOME TAX CREDIT.

Requires that to qualify for the tax credit a production must provide evidence of recognition, ability to understand, and efforts to respect and comply with cultural and environmental sensitivities in sensitive locations; including employing or contracting for the services of cultural resources or historical, cultural, or language experts to advise the production. Requires that to qualify for the tax credit a production must agree that if the production claims a credit of more than $8,000,000, the production will provide an advanced screening of the finished product in the county of the island in which the majority of the production took place. Clarifies that qualified expenditures are required to be expended within this State. Places an aggregated annual cap on credits of $30 million per calendar year. Allows a taxpayer to claim all or some of the credit unused due to the cap in the subsequent calendar year. Amends Act 88, Session Laws of Hawaii 2006, to extend the sunset date from 1/1/2019, to 1/1/24. Requires DBEDT to submit an annual report to the legislature regarding the activities and expenditures of the tax credit. Clarifies that no rule shall be adopted to expand the scope of the tax credit where the rule conflicts with legislative intent. Requires DBEDT to conduct a financial audit of every film production in the State. Requires DBEDT, in collaboration with Department of Taxation, to submit to the governor and the legislature a report on the number of jobs created in the State and the fiscal impact of every film production receiving the tax credit in the State; provided that each report shall be independently verified and audited for accuracy. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1156

(SSCR652)

Status

RELATING TO MOVIE THEATERS.

Removes the sunset date of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, thereby making permanent the requirements for a public accommodation that owns, leases, leases to, or operates a motion picture theater in more than two locations in the State to provide open movie captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced and offered with open movie captioning and audio descriptions upon request for all motion pictures for which such accommodations are available and provide public notice if such accommodations are not available for certain movies.

 

EDB, FIN

SB 1306, SD1

(SSCR834)

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM.

Establishes an office of public-private partnership within the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Requires that the office create a strategic plan; create collaboration amongst state agencies to identify and implement public-private projects; and oversee and implement the public-private projects. Makes an appropriation. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

EDB, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Mark M. Nakashima

Chair