HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Ty J.K. Cullen, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Nicole E. Lowen

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

Rep. Nadine K. Nakamura

Rep. Beth Fukumoto

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Cedric Asuega Gates

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 16, 2018

TIME:

3:00 P.M.

PLACE:

Conference Room 308

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A # 2

 

HB 2007

(HSCR292-18)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the definition of "aircraft" under section 237-24.9, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to include helicopters. Exempts amounts received for the servicing and maintenance of helicopters and the construction of helicopter service and maintenance facilities, from the general excise tax.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2177, HD1

(HSCR302-18)

Status

RELATING TO HIGHWAY BEAUTIFICATION.

Makes the motor vehicle registration fee for U-drive motor vehicles consistent with the fee for all other motor vehicles. Makes any county ordinance that increases a motor vehicle registration fee applicable to U-drive vehicles.

 

TRN, FIN

HB 2559, HD1

(HSCR115-18)

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST SPINLAUNCH.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist SpinLaunch Inc., with the financing of the planning, design, and construction of a satellite launch system.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2557, HD1

(HSCR259-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL SPACE CENTER FOR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS.

Appropriates moneys to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to support the internship and economic development programs of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2075, HD1

(HSCR329-18)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to provide 50% matching grants to Hawaii awardees of alternative energy research grants from the Office of Naval Research. Makes appropriations.

 

EDB/EEP, FIN

HB 2556, HD1

(HSCR326-18)

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 1962, HD1

(HSCR258-18)

Status

RELATING TO MANUFACTURING.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to conduct an economic development study on automated manufacturing opportunities in Hawaii. Makes an appropriation for the study.

 

EDB/LAB, FIN

HB 1969, HD1

(HSCR7-18)

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SUSTAINABILITY.

Requires the Department of Agriculture, in coordination with the Office of Planning, to prepare and periodically update a functional plan for seafood sustainability that expands the State's priority on food by including wild seafood as a viable food source.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2174, HD1

(HSCR34-18)

Status

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

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

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2333, HD1

(HSCR325-18)

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 (CBED) revolving fund. Moneys from the CBED revolving fund will be used to make loans and grants to small businesses.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2558, HD1

(HSCR327-18)

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 1958, HD1

(HSCR54-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Authorizes HTDC to issue grants to phase III federal grant awardees of up to fifty percent of the amount of the award or contract funded by the private sector or government sources outside of the program. Appropriates moneys.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2084, HD1

(HSCR56-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Requires HTDC to report outreach and mentorship assistance to Neighbor Island innovative small businesses. Appropriates funds for the Neighbor Island Innovation Initiative Program. Authorizes and provides funding for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation to participate in and contribute funding for the development of a Hawaii cyber ecosystem and related aspects of cybersecurity.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2610, HD1

(HSCR260-18)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds for the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation's manufacturing grant program.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2080, HD1

(HSCR55-18)

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds for grants to participants in software application challenges so that the proofs of concept created during the challenges can be developed into prototypes suitable for local and state government. Appropriates funds. Requires matching funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2358, HD1

(HSCR319-18)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC LANDS.

Exempts lands to which Hawaii Public Housing Authority holds title from the definition of "public lands" in chapter 171, HRS.

 

 

HSG, WAL, FIN

HB 2181, HD1

(HSCR50-18)

Status

RELATING TO PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY.

Establishes December 7 of each year as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.

 

 

VMI, FIN

HB 1944, HD1

(HSCR315-18)

Status

RELATING TO FILIPINO VETERANS BURIAL ASSISTANCE.

Establishes the Filipino-American Veterans of World War II burial assistance program. Establishes the Filipino-American veterans of World War II burial assistance program special fund. Makes an appropriation.

 

VMI, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair