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 12, 2021

TIME:

9:30AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1176

Status

RELATING TO A JOB CORPS PROGRAM.

Establishes a state job corps program within the department of business, economic development, and tourism to help address unemployment impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and support economic diversification. Appropriates funds for this purpose.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 904

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. Amends the Hawaii Film and Creative Industries Development special fund to expand its funding sources and the authorized uses of the fund.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1184

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Exempts the sale of precious metal bullion from the general excise tax.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1273

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDITS.

Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make a public disclosure identifying the names of the taxpayers who are receiving certain tax credits and the total amount of tax credit received for specific economic activities.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 862

Status

RELATING TO STATE GOVERNMENT.

Abolishes the office of aerospace development, aerospace advisory committee, and the Hawaii unmanned aerial systems test site advisory board.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 1388

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Eliminates the home mortgage interest deduction for second homes under Hawaii income tax law. Requires the amount of state revenue gained by eliminating the deduction to be deposited into the rental housing revolving fund.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 912

Status

RELATING TO TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Consolidates the survey and the certification requirements for the research activities tax credit, requires the certification on a first come, first served basis by date subject to certain conditions, and adds a cap for the taxpayer and related entities.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 59

Status

RELATING TO NON-GENERAL FUNDS.

Repeals, abolishes, or reclassifies various non-general funds of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 593

Status

RELATING TO ALCOHOL.

Expands the definition of "beer" to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 percent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages.

 

ECD, CPC

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair