HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Cindy Evans, Chair

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

TIME:

9:30am

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2556

Status

RELATING TO INNOVATION BUSINESS.

Establishes the research and development program in the Hawaii technology development corporation to help Hawaii-based small businesses collaborate with commercial partners to further refine and optimize research and development performed in Hawaii. Establishes the research and development special fund. Appropriates funds for the purposes of the research and development program.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2333

Status

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

Authorizes the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to deposit moneys it receives from the repayments of loans and payments of interest or fees from the Hawaii capital loan program in chapter 210, the Hawaii large fishing vessel purchase, construction, renovation, maintenance, and repair loan program in chapter 189, and the Hawaii small fishing vessel loan program in chapter 189, into the Hawaii community-based economic development revolving fund.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2558

Status

RELATING TO CREATIVE LAB HAWAII.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism for the expansion of Creative Lab Hawaii.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2599

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a nonrefundable income tax credit for small business research and development activities within the State.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2659

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a Kapolei jobs initiative pilot program that offers incentives to increase the number of businesses willing to establish themselves or open a new location in the Kapolei region. Establishes a tax credit, until 12/31/2023, as part of the Kapolei jobs initiative pilot program and allows the tax credit to be claimed through 12/31/2028.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1565

Status

RELATING TO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH.

Establishes science and technology research subzones and an approval process for future research facilities that incorporates alternative dispute resolution principles.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1864, HD1

(HSCR1-18)

Status

RELATING TO RENEWABLE ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES.

Expands the income tax credit for renewable energy technologies to include ocean thermal energy conversion systems constructed for the purposes of research and development. (HB1864 HD1)

 

EEP, EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Individuals or organizations wishing to offer comments should submit testimony by 4:00pm the day prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name and if applicable position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     Statement of support, opposition, or comments.

 

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Rep. Cindy Evans

Chair