THE SENATE

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2021

 

COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AND TOURISM

Senator Glenn Wakai, Chair

Senator Bennette E. Misalucha, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

 

DATE:

Monday, March 22, 2021

TIME:

3:30 p.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 224 & Videoconference

 

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1191, HD2

      (HSCR722)

      Status & Testimony

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.  Effective 7/1/2050.  (HD2)

 

EET, WAM

HB 1174, HD1

      Proposed SD1

      (HSCR819)

      Status & Testimony

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) Requiring the department of business, economic development, and tourism to publish on its website the names of the qualified productions and the amount of the tax credits claimed per qualified production per filling year; (3) Adjusting the general excise tax from 4% to .5% per cent for qualified productions costing less than $3,000,000 per qualified production; and (4) Allowing the tax credit for qualified productions costing less than $3,000,000 to be carried over and applied to the taxpayer's future state tax liability. Extends the repeal date of the tax credit from 1/1/2026 to 1/1/2033.  Effective 7/1/2050. Reduces the cap amounts of the renewable energy technologies income tax credit. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2021. (Proposed SD1)

 

Copies of the proposed SD 1 are available from the Senate Document Center and on the Legislature's website:  www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

 

EET, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

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Senator Glenn Wakai

Chair