HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & BUSINESS

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami, Chair

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Tom Brower

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 718

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR TAX.

Establishes a reduced per gallon tax rate on beer sold in barrels for the first 60,000 barrels sold annually. Effective 1/1/2016.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 217

Status

RELATING TO INTOXICATING LIQUOR.

Permits the liquor commission to allow a restaurant licensee to sell malt beverages manufactured on the restaurant premises in brewery-sealed kegs and growlers. Defines "growler" as a glass or metal container, not to exceed one half-gallon, which shall be securely sealed.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 293

Status

RELATING TO LIQUOR LICENSES.

Allows those applying for liquor licenses to present a certificate of vendor compliance issued by the state procurement office to establish they do not owe delinquent taxes, penalties, or interest.

 

EDB, CPC

HB 775

Status

RELATING TO EDUCATION.

Appropriates funds to the department of business, economic development, and tourism for marketing Hawaii's higher education institutions to international students.

 

EDB, HED, FIN

HB 895

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES.

Authorizes the procurement policy board to adopt rules addressing situations of less than three qualified persons for procurement of professional services. Effective upon approval.

 

EDB, JUD, FIN

HB 1028

Status

RELATING TO PROCUREMENT.

Provides for the establishment of a special innovative procurement process for the procurement of supplies, services, professional services, or construction. Requires the establishment of procedures by the procurement policy board for use of the special innovative procurement process.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 1000

Status

RELATING TO FRANCHISES.

Voids franchise provisions that restrict the resolution of claims arising under or relating to a franchise in this State to a foreign forum.

 

EDB, CPC, FIN

HB 266

Status

RELATING TO THE SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT.

Entitles the small business regulatory review board to a separate line item within the budget of the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 774

Status

RELATING TO SMALL BUSINESS.

Makes an appropriation to the department of business, economic development, and tourism for the small business regulatory review board to acquire additional staff.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1068

Status

RELATING TO HIGH TECHNOLOGY.

Allows for a credit for all qualified research expenses without regard to the amount of expenses for previous years.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1069

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY.

Authorizes HTDC to provide grants to businesses with a federal small business innovation research phase II or III award.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 1070

Status

RELATING TO DEVELOPMENT.

Appropriates funds to the Hawaii strategic development corporation to continue developing the Hawaii growth initiative. Appropriates funds to the high technology development corporation to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry.

 

EDB, FIN

HB 771

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Reenacts the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund. Appropriates funds to the Hawaii capital loan revolving fund and funds one permanent full-time program manager position (1.0 FTE) within the department of business, economic development, and tourism.

 

EDB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8435 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

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Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Chair