HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TIME:

2:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 143

Status

RELATING TO STATE BONDS.

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

 

FIN

HB 144

Status

RELATING TO THE MITIGATION OF HAZARDOUS SITUATIONS STATEWIDE.

Extends the lapse date for the mitigating of hazardous situations appropriation from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2019.

 

FIN

HB 466

Status

RELATING TO GRANTS AND SUBSIDIES.

Authorizes expending agencies of grants, subsidies, and capital improvement project funds to delegate their expending authority to a different agency, subject to approval of the grantee and the Governor.

 

FIN

HB 1309

Status

RELATING TO GRANTS.

Adds grants for planning, design, construction, renovation, operations, and equipment of facilities to the types of grants for which repayment to State is required in the event that the grantee discontinues the activities or services approved in the grant. Designates the Department of Budget and Finance as the negotiating agency for grant repayments. Requires grantees to publicly recognize State support of projects awarded grants.

 

FIN

HB 471

Status

RELATING TO THE EMERGENCY AND BUDGET RESERVE FUND.

Prohibits the legislature from: (1) appropriating more than 50% of the balance of the emergency and budget reserve fund in a single fiscal year; (2) appropriating amounts from the fund in a fiscal year exceeding 10% of the total discretionary funds appropriated by the legislature in the same fiscal year; and (3) making appropriations from the fund unless the current fiscal year's tax collection is negative.

 

FIN

HB 1354

Status

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ALLOWANCE.

Specifies that the per diem legislative allowance for legislators who reside on an island other than Oahu shall be equal to the federal Department of Defense flat rate per diem amount for temporary duty on Oahu.

 

FIN

HB 1541

Status

RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE ALLOWANCE FOR EXPENSES WHILE TRAVELING WITHIN THE STATE.

Specifies that the legislative allowance for Oahu-based members' required travel within the State shall be equal to the federal Department of Defense flat rate per diem amount for temporary duty of the same duration in the applicable locality.

 

FIN

HB 628

Status

RELATING TO STATEWIDE INFRASTRUCTURE CAPACITY BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING.

Establishes the Infrastructure Capacity Construction Loan Revolving Fund to provide loans to counties, state agencies, or private developers for infrastructure improvements. Appropriates funds.

 

FIN

HB 523

Status

RELATING TO RECYCLING.

Requires all State agencies to reasonably provide and maintain onsite collection methods at buildings and facilities under an agency's jurisdiction for the collection of recyclable materials. Appropriates funds.

 

FIN

HB 1412

Status

RELATING TO TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Authorizes the Department of Taxation to require electronic filing of tax returns, subject to exceptions for reasonable cause as provided by administrative rules. Reduces the threshold amount for electronic funds transfers of taxes. Clarifies the thresholds are per tax type.

 

FIN

HB 1414

Status

RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION.

Requires OETS to investigate and report on the problems of the tax system modernization project of the department of taxation. Appropriates funds.

 

FIN

HB 146

Status

RELATING TO CONFORMITY OF THE INCOME TAX LAW TO THE FEDERAL INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.

Adopts moving date conformity, which will allow changes in the Federal Internal Revenue Code to automatically apply to State income tax law.

 

FIN

HB 147

Status

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

Repeals various sections of Hawaii net income tax laws for the purpose of deleting obsolete and unnecessary provisions.

 

FIN

HB 629

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts personal income tax income and general excise tax income in an amount up to an unspecified percentage of the costs of the construction and operation of projects entered into under a public-private partnership with the ERS to improve water infrastructure or water supply, or to promote clean energy. Authorizes ERS investments in such public-private partnerships.

 

FIN

HB 145

Status

RELATING TO NET INCOME TAX.

Restores the deduction for state taxes paid for taxpayers with income above specified thresholds. Establishes limitations on claims for itemized tax deductions, based on taxpayer's federal adjusted gross income.

 

FIN

HB 209

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Expands the low income-household renters' income tax credit based on adjusted gross income and filing status. Establishes a state earned income tax credit. Restores the income tax rates for high income brackets that were repealed on 12/31/15. Removes the sunset for the refundable food/excise tax credit.

 

FIN

HB 375

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends income tax rates to negate any income tax liability for those at or below poverty thresholds.

 

FIN

HB 670

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Creates the Hawaii Working Family Tax Credit, a refundable credit capped at 10 percent of the federal earned income tax credit.

 

FIN

HB 690

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX RATES.

Decreases the income tax by twenty-five per cent for all but top income earners. Reinstates higher income tax rate brackets from 2011.

 

FIN

HB 932

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Gradually increases the credit amounts and amends the income brackets of the refundable food/excise tax credit. Repeals the sunset date of Act 223, SLH 2015, which amended the food/excise tax credit.

 

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.

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair