HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Rep. Sean Quinlan, Chair

Rep. Daniel Holt, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Della Au Belatti

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama

Rep. Dale T. Kobayashi

Rep. Gregg Takayama

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Val Okimoto

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

TIME:

9:30 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 507

Status

RELATING TO MEDIA.

Requires the department of business, economic development, and tourism to fix the payment of royalties to the State for the filming of scenic shots of iconic locations in the State that are subsequently featured in media for production purposes.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1174

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the motion picture, digital media, and film production income tax credit by: (1) Reducing the cap amount and aggregate cap amount of the credit; (2) Establishing a maximum amount of above-the-line costs that may be used to claim the credit; (3) Reducing the minimum amount of qualified productions costs needed to claim the credit; (4) Requiring qualified production costs to be incurred through a qualified vendor; (5) Requiring at least 75% of a qualified production to be filmed in the State if the taxpayer claims a credit in excess of $5,000,000 in a single taxable year; and (6) Requiring that the State receive a percentage of the worldwide gross revenues of a qualified production if the taxpayer claims credits in excess of $15,000,000 in 2 taxable years. Defines "above-the-line costs" and "qualified vendor". Extends the repeal date of the tax credit from 1/1/2026 to 1/1/2033.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 809

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND.

Establishes the Hawaii broadband office within Hawaii technology development corporation. Establishes the position of state broadband strategy officer. Renames the broadband assistance advisory council as the broadband advisory council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the chief executive officer of the Hawaii technology development corporation to convene and chair the broadband advisory council. Appropriates funds.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1191

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved areas of the State. Amends the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to change it to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure fund, including the types of funds deposited into the fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the broadband infrastructure grant program.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 240

Status

RELATING TO A BANK OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Establishes the bank of the State of Hawaii working group to propose legislation to establish a state-operated bank of the State of Hawaii. Appropriates moneys.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 263

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Allows direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. Requires the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and regulations.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 836

Status

RELATING TO INCOME TAX CREDITS.

Establishes a telework tax credit for employers who allow telework for at least thirty per cent of their employees. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/20.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1218

Status

RELATING TO HOME-BASED BUSINESSES.

Prohibits planned community associations and condominium associations from banning home-based businesses, with certain exceptions.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair