HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE THIRTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2022

 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

Rep. Sylvia Luke, Chair

Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Patrick Pihana Branco

Rep. Amy A. Perruso

Rep. Stacelynn K.M. Eli

Rep. Jackson D. Sayama

Rep. Daniel Holt

Rep. Adrian K. Tam

Rep. Greggor Ilagan

Rep. Chris Todd

Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi

Rep. Tina Wildberger

Rep. Lisa Marten

Rep. Bob McDermott

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

 

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, April 4, 2022

TIME:

1:30 p.m.

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A G E N D A #1

 

SB 2885, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1248-22)

Status

RELATING TO ADVANCING CIVIC ENGAGEMENT.

Appropriates funds for one full-time equivalent (1.0 FTE) position in the public access room to provide educational outreach and engagement with all schools in the State. Takes effect 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LMG, FIN

SB 2298, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1391-22)

Status

RELATING TO WAGES.

Increases the penalty for employers who fail to pay the wages of their employees in accordance with the State's wage and hour law and payment of wages and other compensation law, to a class C felony. Adds a minimum penalty of $500 per violation. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

LAT, FIN

SB 2359, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1249-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the University of Hawaii to establish K-12 expanded teaching cohort programs in each county for students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in education. Requires interim reports to the legislature prior to the regular sessions of 2023, 2024, and 2025, and a final report prior to the regular session of 2026. Repeals 12/31/2026. (HD1)

 

HET, FIN

SB 2076, SD2, HD2

(HSCR1423-22)

Status

RELATING TO BROADBAND SERVICE INFRASTRUCTURE.

Establishes the Hawaii broadband infrastructure authority. Defines broadband equity within the Hawaii broadband and digital equity office. Appropriates federal and state funds. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD2)

 

HET, CPC, FIN

SB 2567, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1330-22)

Status

RELATING TO NATIVE HAWAIIAN BENEFICIARIES.

Requires the department of Hawaiian home lands to digitize its applicant, beneficiary, and lessee records by creating an interactive digital database software program to be completed and available for use no later than 7/1/2023. Appropriates moneys. Effective 1/1/2222. (HD1)

 

HET, JHA, FIN

SB 3205, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1250-22)

Status

RELATING TO ENERGY.

Authorizes the Hawaii technology development corporation to temporarily re-establish the Hawaii office of naval research grant program to provide fifty per cent matching grants to Hawaii awardees of alternative energy research grants from the Department of Defense Office of Naval Research. Establishes the alternative energy research and development revolving fund. Appropriates funds into and out of the revolving fund. Effective 7/1/2050. (HD1)

 

HET, FIN

SB 2806, SD1

(HSCR1197-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the Small Business Innovation Research Program. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

HET, FIN

SB 2808, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1243-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii technology development corporation for the state small business credit initiative program. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 2805, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1190-22)

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS LOANS.

Establishes the Hawaii start-up business loan program. Establishes the Hawaii start-up business loan program revolving fund. Requires DBEDT to submit an annual report to the legislature regarding the program. Appropriates funds. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3143

(HSCR1202-22)

Status

RELATING TO CONFORMITY TO THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE.

Conforms Hawaii income and estate and generation-skipping transfer tax laws to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended as of December 31, 2021.

 

ECD, FIN

SB 2303

(HSCR1189-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE 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 12/31/2022.

 

ECD, FIN

SB 2599, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1246-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE TAX CREDIT FOR RESEARCH ACTIVITIES.

Adds a cap for the amount of tax credits for research activities that an eligible taxpayer and the taxpayer's related entities may receive per taxable year. Consolidates the survey and certification requirements for tax credits for research activities. Increases the annual aggregate cap on tax credits for research activities that the department of business, economic development, and tourism may certify. Requires certification of the tax credits for research activities on a first-come, first-served basis to be based on the date that a complete application is received, subject to certain conditions. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3054, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1244-22)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII FILM AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT SPECIAL FUND.

Expands the funding sources and authorized uses of the Hawaii film and creative industries development special fund. Makes an appropriation out of the special fund. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3201, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1400-22)

Status

RELATING TO NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS.

Clarifies the application of the general excise tax law with regard to gross income derived from unrelated trade or business activities of nonprofit organizations. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, CPC, FIN

SB 172, SD1, HD1

(HSCR962)

Status

RELATING TO GRANTS.

Allows an organization to qualify for grants under chapter 42F, Hawaii Revised Statutes, if the organization is incorporated under the laws of the State or spends at least ninety per cent of its operating budget in the State and is registered with the department of commerce and consumer affairs and in possession of a valid certificate of vendor compliance issued by the State. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3243, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1247-22)

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Repeals the definition of "industrial park" in chapter 206M, Hawaii Revised Statutes, regarding the Hawaii technology development corporation. Replaces all instances of "industrial park" with a newly defined term, "economic zone", in that chapter. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3334, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1242-22)

Status

RELATING TO GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS.

Establishes the director of business, economic development, and tourism, or a designee of the director, as an ex-officio, voting member of the Hawaii tourism authority, stadium authority, and school facilities authority board. Repeals the exemption for the stadium development special fund from the departmental administrative expenses assessment. Transfers the stadium authority from the department of accounting and general services to the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Amends the composition of the stadium authority. Reduces the amount of general obligation bonds that may be issued for the stadium development district. On 7/1/2023, transfers the school facilities authority from the department of education to the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Effective 10/18/2050. (HD1)

 

ECD, FIN

SB 3096, SD1, HD2

(HSCR1316-22)

Status

MAKING AN EMERGENCY APPROPRIATION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR AN AGRICULTURE INNOVATION CENTER.

Provides an emergency appropriation for the department of education to build an agriculture innovation center. Effective 7/1/2051. (HD2)

 

AGR, EDN, FIN

SB 2989, SD1

(HSCR1214-22)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Requires the Department of Agriculture to establish a Healthy Soils Program. Establishes a Healthy Soils Program Special Fund. Appropriates moneys. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 3197, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1387-22)

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURE.

Establishes a farmer apprentice mentoring program. Makes an appropriation to the department of agriculture to establish and implement the program. Appropriates funds. Effective 1/1/2050. (HD1)

 

AGR, FIN

SB 2284, SD2, HD1

(HSCR1406-22)

Status

RELATING TO AQUACULTURE.

Establishes provisions relating to the department of agriculture's governing of the business of aquaculture. Grants exclusive property rights to persons who lawfully obtain the cultured progeny of wild plants and animals by brood stock acquisition. Authorizes the department of agriculture to regulate the transportation, purchase, possession, and sale of specific aquaculture products as may be necessary to protect indigenous species. Requires the department of agriculture to prepare programmatic environmental impact reports and acquire land for aquacultural purposes. Makes appropriations. Effective 7/30/2075. (HD1)

 

AGR/ECD, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

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Rep. Sylvia Luke

Chair