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:

Friday, February 5, 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 119

Status

RELATING TO THE ISSUANCE OF SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST KAUNALEWA.

Replaces E Ola Mau Na Leo O Kekaha with Kaunalewa as the entity authorized to receive special purpose revenue bonds issued to assist with the acquisition, remediation, and development of the old Kekaha Sugar Mill in Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 689

Status

RELATING TO SPECIAL PURPOSE REVENUE BONDS TO ASSIST HOUSE OF ALOHA ENTERPRISES LLC.

Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the House of Aloha Enterprises LLC, with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities for the manufacturing and processing of certain products.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 683

Status

RELATING TO SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL.

Establishes the sustainable aviation fuel program to provide matching grants to any small business in Hawaii that is developing products related to sustainable aviation fuel or commercial aviation operations greenhouse gas reduction. Specifies moneys for the program are from legislative appropriations out of the environmental response, energy, and food security tax.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1175

Status

RELATING TO THE COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

Establishes the micro enterprise assistance program on Hawaiian home lands revolving fund to provide grants and loans through the implementation of the micro enterprise assistance program to qualified native Hawaiians, native Hawaiian-controlled homestead associations, and homestead association community development corporations. Appropriates funds.

 

ECD, JHA, FIN

HB 757

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII HOUSING FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Adds a member of the Hawaiian Homes Commission to the board of directors of the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation. Reduces the number of public members appointed by the governor.

 

ECD, JHA

HB 359

Status

RELATING TO GAMING.

Grants forty-year gaming license for a single integrated resort property on Hawaiian home lands designated for commercial use on the island of Oahu excluding lands west of Ko Olina. Establishes Hawaii Gaming Commission. Imposes wagering tax on gross gaming revenue. Creates State Gaming Fund. Appropriates funds.

 

ECD, JHA, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair