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 17, 2021

TIME:

10:00AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 75

Status

RELATING TO GRANTS.

Allows an organization to qualify for grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization spends at least ninety per cent of its operating budget in the State.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 133

Status

RELATING TO CAPITAL GAINS.

Increases the capital gains tax threshold from 7.25 per cent to 9 per cent. Effective for tax years beginning after 12/31/2020.

 

ECD, FIN

HB 555, HD1

(HSCR6)

Status

RELATING TO CONSUMER PROTECTION.

Requires retailers of household appliances to conspicuously display available energy efficiency rebates funded by the public benefits fee and state-specific energy operation costs. Requires the public benefits fee administrator to create and update the template to be used by retailers. Requires the Hawaii state energy office to publish signage requirements for household appliances on its website and provide a draft notification letter to the administrator to be distributed to retailers. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, ECD, CPC

HB 681, HD1

(HSCR61)

Status

RELATING TO MANAGEMENT OF STATE FUNDS.

Establishes linked investments to provide loan funds for agriculture and authorizes the director of finance to commit no more than $5,000,000 in certain available moneys for the creation of linked investments through agreements with eligible lending institutions. Appropriates funds to the department of budget and finance to hire one position to administer the linked investment program. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

AGR, ECD, FIN

HB 1043, HD1

(HSCR34)

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends chapter 237D, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to repeal the misdemeanor criminal penalty for failing to register under that chapter and replace it with a fine structure. Applies personal liability provision under general excise tax law to transient accommodations tax. Makes various technical amendments to chapter 237D, HRS. (HD1)

 

LAT, ECD, FIN

HB 900, HD1

(HSCR57)

Status

RELATING TO THE BROWNFIELDS CLEANUP REVOLVING LOAN FUND.

Enables the use of funds from the brownfields cleanup revolving loan fund for environmental site assessments and for sub-grants to eligible entities for assessment and cleanup of brownfields sites. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

EEP, ECD, FIN

HB 1170

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Short form bill relating to economic development.

 

ECD

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair