HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

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 2, 2022

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

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A G E N D A

 

HB 1407

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Clarifies that, under the general excise tax law, sales to a licensed retail merchant, jobber, or other licensed seller for resale are only eligible for the wholesale tax rate if the resale is subject to the highest general excise tax rate. Adds a similar requirement for sales of tangible personal property to a service provider or for the purpose of providing transient accommodations.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1516

Status

RELATING TO REGULATION.

Prohibits as an unfair and deceptive practice the advertisement of a good or service in the absence of licenses or permits for the good or service, to the extent the licenses or permits are required by applicable state and county laws.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1618

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR.

Beginning July 1, 2022, establishes a $0.10 per drink surcharge in addition to the liquor tax.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1782

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.

Allows an electric utility to own, operate, lease, plan, construct, install, maintain, and/or replace broadband facilities, including middle mile infrastructure, to help facilitate the development of and investment in broadband facilities and services to rural, unserved, underserved, and urban communities throughout the State.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1828

Status

RELATING TO THE TAXATION BOARD OF REVIEW.

Reduces the size of the Taxation Board of Review from 10 members to 3, with at least 2 members required for quorum. Establishes that the members shall be full-time employees, with compensation based on a percentage of the salary of the director of taxation. Authorizes the members of the Taxation Board of Review to validate the board's actions with a concurrence of the majority of members who heard the appeal. Clarifies that board meetings are contested case hearings and provides notice requirements. Clarifies the legal and evidentiary framework the board shall use in reaching its decisions. Appropriates moneys to the Department of Taxation to establish 3 full-time equivalent Taxation Board of Review members and 2 full-time equivalent staff positions.

 

ECD, JHA, FIN

HB 1592

Status

RELATING TO AN INTERSTATE COMPACT TO PHASE OUT CORPORATE WELFARE.

Adopts the Interstate Compact to Phase Out Corporate Welfare.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 1960

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Clarifies the GET exemption for unrelated trade or business activities of nonprofit organizations.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2002

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Reinstates the renewable fuels production tax credit.

 

ECD, EEP, FIN

HB 1495

Status

RELATING TO MOTION PICTURE, DIGITAL MEDIA, AND FILM PRODUCTION.

Prohibits a production from qualifying for the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit if the production hires or compensates an employee of the State or county whose official capacity is related to motion picture, digital media, or film production for certain services. Requires a taxpayer claiming the tax credit to identify any such employee in the statement submitted to DBEDT.

 

ECD, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair