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, March 12, 2021

TIME:

11:00 am

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

 

 

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A G E N D A

 

SB 562, SD1

(SSCR670)

Status

RELATING TO DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES.

Establishes that charging shipping and delivery charges that exceed the actual cost to ship or deliver a commodity to a consumer in Hawaii shall constitute an unfair and deceptive practice. (SD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 714, SD1

(SSCR595)

Status

RELATING TO PUBLICITY RIGHTS.

Clarifies the rights of publicity includes the rights of individuals who died prior to the enactment of the Hawaii Publicity Rights Act. Applies retroactive to July 15, 2009. (SD1)

 

ECD, CPC, JHA

SB 973, SD1

(SSCR661)

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII MONEY TRANSMITTER ACT.

Amends the Money Transmitters Act. Changes the chapter and short title to Monetary Transmitters Modernization Act. Incorporates definitions of key terms provided in the Model Money Services Business Law published by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Adds supporting documentation to be submitted by a license applicant. Extends the period of a license applicant's litigation and criminal conviction history review from five-years to ten-years from the date of the application. Requires a license applicant to submit information concerning any bankruptcy or receivership proceedings. Clarifies the authority of the commissioner of financial institutions relating to examinations and investigations of licensees and participation in nationwide protocols for licensing cooperation. (SD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 565, SD1

(SSCR671)

Status

RELATING TO ALCOHOL.

Expands the definition of "beer" to specify an alcohol by volume of no less than 0.5 per cent and to include alcoholic seltzer beverages. Effective January 1, 2022. (SD1)

 

ECD, CPC

SB 594, SD1

(SSCR263)

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Authorizes the director of taxation to exempt a taxpayer whose annual general excise tax liability does not exceed $100 from monthly, quarterly, or semiannual general excise tax filing requirements; provided that the taxpayer files an annual return. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (SD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 935, SD2

(SSCR577)

Status

RELATING TO AEROSPACE.

Establishes the Office of Aerospace Development in the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation instead of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Repeals references to the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. Transfers the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to the Office of Aerospace Development. Allows the Aerospace Advisory Committee to select the Director of the Office of Aerospace Development. Reduces the number of members on the Aerospace Advisory Committee. (SD2)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 1202, SD1

(SSCR292)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Makes various technical amendments to chapters 243, 244D, and 245, Hawaii Revised Statutes. (SD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 1203, SD1

(SSCR587)

Status

RELATING TO TITLE 14, HAWAII REVISED STATUTES.

Amends title 14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to make nonsubstantive changes for clarity and to delete obsolete provisions. (SD1)

 

ECD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair