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

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Friday, February 4, 2022

TIME:

10:00 AM

PLACE:

VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

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A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been DELETED from the agenda: HB 2402

 

 

HB 1919

Status

RELATING TO GENERAL EXCISE TAX EXEMPTIONS.

Exempts certain foods, medical services, and feminine hygiene products from the general excise tax.

 

ECD, HHH, FIN

HB 1962

Status

RELATING TO GAMBLING.

Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to study the feasibility of and revenue generation from limited casino gaming and address the potential public health and safety concerns arising from limited casino gaming. Requires a report to the legislature prior to the regular session of 2023. Appropriates funds.

 

ECD, JHA/CPC, FIN

HB 2004

Status

RELATING TO ONLINE FANTASY SPORTS.

Establishes an online fantasy sports contests registration and monitoring program under the department of the attorney general. Exempts registered online fantasy sports contests from state gambling laws. Appropriates funds.

 

ECD, CPC/JHA, FIN

HB 2177

Status

RELATING TO STATE TAX ADMINISTRATION.

Allows the Department of Taxation to mandate the electronic filing of certain individual, partnership, S-corporation, general excise and transient accommodations tax returns. Requires certain tax return preparers to file returns electronically. Amends the rules for electronic funds transfer to remove the authorization to require electronic funds transfer or electronic filing if the federal government required that person to file or pay electronically. Removes the timeliness requirement from the electronic funds transfer penalty. Removes the authority of the department to charge for certified copies of tax clearances. Amends the statute that mandates tax clearances for liquor license holders. Increases the aggregate cap on late filing penalties from twenty-five per cent to seventy-five per cent. Adds an additional penalty category for late filing of certain informational returns where no tax is due. Clarifies the interest calculations for taxes paid pending appeal. Provides that a partnership, estate, or trust is liable for the required withholding from a nonresident taxpayer's distributive share of income.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2178

Status

RELATING TO TAX EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTABILITY.

Requires laws that enact, modify, or extend the availability of a tax expenditure to contain specific information, revenue estimates, and analyses before becoming law. Allows the disclosure of certain tax credit information.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2179

Status

RELATING TO COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT TAXES.

Authorizes the Director of Taxation to apply to the circuit court to convert certain tax liens into enforceable civil judgments.

 

ECD, JHA, FIN

HB 2219

Status

RELATING TO A BANK OF THE STATE OF HAWAII.

Establishes the Bank of the State of Hawaii working group to propose legislation to establish a state-operated bank of the State of Hawaii. Appropriates moneys.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2227

Status

RELATING TO THE "MADE IN HAWAII" PROGRAM.

Transfers the enforcement of the "Made in Hawaii" trademark from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. Renames the "Hawaii Made" program to the "Made in Hawaii" program. Makes an appropriation.

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

HB 2402

Status

RELATING TO ASSISTANCE FOR NEW BUSINESSES.

Requires DBEDT to provide support services to new businesses. Establishes a separate general excise tax rate for a business's first five years of operation. Exempts a business from paying any fees related to licensing and registration within its first five years of operation. Allows individuals to continue to receive unemployment benefits while in the process of starting a business. Requires the state procurement office to advise government bodies to allocate at least five percent of funding to procure goods and services from new businesses in the State. Prohibits savings and loan associations from requiring a signed confession of judgment from a small business as a condition of receiving a loan.

 

ECD, GVR, CPC

HB 2437

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Establishes a $10,000 income tax credit for physicians, osteopathic physicians, and nurses who are licensed and actively practicing in the State.

 

ECD, HHH, FIN

 

 

 

 

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FOR AMENDED NOTICES: Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are bolded.

 

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Rep. Sean Quinlan

Chair