STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1163
RE: H.B. No. 1190
Honorable Scott K. Saiki
Speaker, House of Representatives
Thirtieth State Legislature
Regular Session of 2019
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 1190 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAXATION,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to amend income tax rates and eliminate state income tax for taxpayers at or below the federal poverty level.
Americans for Democratic Action Hawai‘i, LGBT Caucus of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, League of Women Voters of Hawaii, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, and one concerned individual supported this measure. The Department of Taxation and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.
Your Committee has amended this measure by:
(1) Changing the income tax rates for taxpayers to unspecified amounts;
(2) Changing the effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion; and
(3) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1190, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1190, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,
SYLVIA LUKE, Chair