STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1171

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2023

 

RE: H.B. No. 561

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-Second State Legislature

Regular Session of 2023

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 561, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAX CREDITS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to require any income tax credit established or renewed after December 31, 2023, to include a five-year sunset or an annual one-third reduction in the credit amount beginning with the sixth year of the credit.

 

Your Committee received testimony in opposition to this measure from Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law & Economic Justice, and three individuals. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 561, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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KYLE T. YAMASHITA, Chair