HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTIETH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2020

 

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

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Friday, January 31, 2020

TIME:

9:30AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB2213

 

 

HB 2140

Status

RELATING TO INVESTMENT IN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to develop and implement an investment in innovative technologies plan to support the advancement of innovative technologies in the areas of energy, transportation, agriculture, and water. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2726

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Includes certain spirts-based beverages in the definition of cooler beverage. Establishes a separate tax rate for qualified small brewers.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 2080

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes an income tax credit for taxpayers who incur certain expenses for manufacturing products in Hawaii. Appropriates funds for DBEDT to certify claims for the tax credit.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1966

Status

RELATING TO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AT BARBERS POINT.

Promote and incentivize business development within the Kalaeloa Opportunity Zone; authorizes GET exemption; provides tax credit for upgrading infrastructure.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2681

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to part III of chapter 39, HRS, and appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the purpose of constructing one Oahu and one neighbor island electrolysis hydrogen production, storage, and dispensing facility to be managed by the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies. Appropriates funds.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2138

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Increases the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities from $5,000,000 to $25,000,000. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2139

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to support the programs of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2715

Status

RELATING TO RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY GRANTS.

Establishes the research and technology grant program within the high technology development corporation to provide grants to qualified research and technology companies in Hawaii for eligible projects. Establishes program guidelines and eligibility criteria for research and technology companies. Requires eligible projects to foster science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education at the K-12 or university levels. Appropriates funds to the program.

 

EDB, LHE, FIN

HB 2538

Status

RELATING TO FOOD SAFETY.

Appropriates funds to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to provide education and support to local businesses regarding the federal Food and Drug Administration's industry guidance on colored sea salt. Requires Hawaii sea salt industries to collectively pay fifty per cent of the cost to conduct and submit to the federal Food and Drug Administration any research, studies, or analysis required for federal Food and Drug Administration approval of color additives used in Hawaii sea salt.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2299

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII FILM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Makes an appropriation out of the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development Special Fund. Makes a housekeeping, technical amendment to section 201-113, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2078

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Entitles the small business regulatory review board to a separate line item within the budget of the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2210

Status

RELATING TO THE OFFICE OF PLANNING.

Appropriates funds for the Office of Planning to conduct a business climate report.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 2213

Status

RELATING TO STATE PLANNING.

Requires the Office of Planning to review and propose updates to the State Planning Act. Appropriates moneys.

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments must submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testomony recieved after the hearing may not be accepted. 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. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Chair