HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2019

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey, Chair

Rep. Lisa Kitagawa, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Sean Quinlan

Rep. Linda Ichiyama

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita

Rep. Aaron Ling Johanson

Rep. Lauren Matsumoto

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TIME:

10:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 342

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Prohibits the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation from investing in fossil fuel or firearm companies. Requires the Corporation to divest all fossil fuel and firearm investments by 12/31/2024. Earmarks a portion of the Corporation's profits to the Department of Education.

 

EDB, JUD, FIN

HB 406

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Requires DBEDT to develop annual regional economic plans for each county to provide K-16 pathways and qualified internship programs to meet each region's specific industry needs. Exempts qualified internship programs from the procurement process. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, LHE, FIN

HB 475

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION OF REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS.

Disallows dividends paid deduction for real estate investment trusts.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 533

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Office within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Establishes the position of State Broadband Strategy Officer. Requires the Director of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism, or the Director's designee, to convene and chair the Broadband Assistance Advisory Council. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, IAC, FIN

HB 546

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Permits a class 18 small craft producer pub licensee to manufacture not more than 125,000 barrels of malt beverages on the licensee's premises during the license year. Clarifies that a class 14 brewpub licensee or class 18 small craft producer pub licensee may conduct certain activities at satellite locations other than the licensee's primary manufacturing premises under certain conditions. Clarifies the definition of "growler". Allows direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 535

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST PEARL HARBOR FLOATING DRYDOCK, LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist Pearl Harbor Floating Drydock, LLC, for the construction of a purpose-built floating drydock at Pearl Harbor to service submarines and surface ships.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 314

Status

RELATING TO GIFT CERTIFICATES.

Requires a certificate issuer to redeem the remaining value of a gift certificate for cash if the gift certificate has a value of less than $5.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 623

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Repeals Act 67, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, relating to alternative energy research and funding. Repeals Act 141, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, relating to the research and development program in the Hawaii technology development corporation.

 

EDB, 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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If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-6160 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair