REPORT TITLE:
Television Industry Committee


DESCRIPTION:
Creates the Hawaii television production committee.  Establishes
the Hawaii television production capital improvement special fund
and the Hawaii television production special fund.  Appropriates
funds.  (HB2959 HD1)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                H.B. NO.           H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 2000                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                   A  BILL  FOR  AN  ACT

RELATING TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.



BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 1      SECTION 1.  Chapter 201, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended
 
 2 by adding three new sections to be appropriately designated and
 
 3 to read as follows:
 
 4      "201-    Hawaii television production committee.  (a)
 
 5 There is established the Hawaii television production committee
 
 6 within the department of business, economic development, and
 
 7 tourism for administrative purposes.  The committee shall
 
 8 administer the Hawaii television production special fund
 
 9 established in section 201-   and the Hawaii television
 
10 production capital improvement special fund established in
 
11 section 201-  .
 
12      (b)  The committee shall be composed of seven members
 
13 appointed by the governor as provided in section 26-34, as
 
14 follows:
 
15      (1)  The director of business, economic development, and
 
16           tourism, or a designed representative;
 
17      (2)  Three representatives with experience in television
 
18           production and direction; and
 
19      (3)  Three representatives with experience in television
 
20           promotion and public relations.
 

 
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 1 The director shall be the chairperson of the committee.
 
 2      (c)  The members shall serve without compensation but shall
 
 3 be reimbursed for expenses, including travel expenses, necessary
 
 4 for the performance of their duties.
 
 5      201-      Hawaii television production special fund.  (a)
 
 6 There is established in the state treasury the Hawaii television
 
 7 production special fund into which shall be deposited:
 
 8      (1)  Appropriations by the legislature;
 
 9      (2)  Donations and contributions made by private individuals
 
10           or organizations for deposit into this fund; and
 
11      (3)  Grants provided by governmental agencies or any other
 
12           source.
 
13      (b)  The committee may expend moneys in the Hawaii
 
14 television production special fund to assist television
 
15 productions that are filmed in Hawaii.  In making its
 
16 determination whether to fund the production, the committee shall
 
17 fund only those productions that:
 
18      (1)  Publicize and promote Hawaii nationally or
 
19           internationally;
 
20      (2)  Contain "Hawaii" in its title;
 
21      (3)  Have a distribution that covers a minimum of seventy-
 
22           five per cent of the United States;
 
23      (4)  Guarantee a full year of production;
 

 
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 1      (5)  Hire at least sixty-five per cent of its crew locally;
 
 2      (6)  Spend all production moneys in Hawaii;
 
 3      (7)  Cast at least one lead from Hawaii; and
 
 4      (8)  Work with local schools by creating student
 
 5           internships.
 
 6      201-      Hawaii television production capital improvement
 
 7 special fund.  (a)  There is established in the state treasury
 
 8 the Hawaii television production capital improvement special
 
 9 fund.  The following moneys shall be deposited into this fund:
 
10      (1)  Appropriations by the legislature;
 
11      (2)  Donations and contributions made by private individuals
 
12           or organization for deposit into this fund; and
 
13      (3)  Grants provided by governmental agencies or from any
 
14           other source.
 
15 The moneys in this fund shall be expended by the committee for
 
16 capital improvements relating to television productions pursuant
 
17 to section 201-   ."
 
18      SECTION 2.  There is appropriated out of the general
 
19 revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $5,000,000 or so much
 
20 thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2000-2001 to be
 
21 deposited into the Hawaii television production special fund.
 
22      SECTION 3.  The director of finance is authorized to issue
 
23 general obligation bonds in the sum of $2,000,000 or so much
 

 
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 1 thereof as may be necessary, and the same sum or so much thereof
 
 2 as may be necessary is appropriated for fiscal year 2000-2001 to
 
 3 be deposited into the Hawaii television production capital
 
 4 improvement special fund.
 
 5      SECTION 4.  The sums appropriated in sections 2 and 3 shall
 
 6 be expended by the department of business, economic development,
 
 7 and tourism for the purposes of this Act.
 
 8      SECTION 5.  New statutory material is underscored.
 
 9      SECTION 6.  This Act shall take effect upon its approval,
 
10 except that sections 2 and 3 shall take effect on July 1, 2000.