2018 Legislative Session

2018 HTDC Bills To Watch

Legislative Calendar Deadlines (credit: Tax Foundation of Hawaii)


Updated: 2018-2-13

SB48Transfers title, control, custody, and management authority of the land under the Manoa innovation center, including any buildings, structures, and appurtenances situated on the land, from UH to the HTDC. HD1
HB583Appropriates funds to HTDC for FY19 administrative and operational costsHD1
SB2904Appropriates funds to HTDC for continuance of the small business innovation research program.
HB1958Authorizes HTDC to issue grants to phase III federal grant awardees of up to fifty percent of the amount of the award or contract funded by the private sector or government sources outside of the program.HD1
Appropriates funds for the HTDC's manufacturing grant program.HD1
HB2084Appropriates funds for the HTDC to continue providing support to innovative small businesses on the neighbor islands.Authorizes and provides funding for HTDC to participate in and contribute funding for the development of a Hawaii cyber ecosystem and related aspects of cybersecurityHD1
HB1961Provides an appropriation for the HTDC to support the continuation of business accelerator programs.HD1
Appropriates funds for grants to participants in software application challenges so that the proofs of concept created during the challenges can be developed into prototypes suitable for local and state government.HD1
Authorizes HTDC to provide 50% matching grants to Hawaii awardees of alternative energy research grants from the Office of Naval Research.HD1
Establishes the research and development program in the HTDC to help Hawaii-based small businesses collaborate with commercial partners to further refine and optimize research and development performed in Hawaii. HD1
HB1960Appropriates funds to support the planning and participation of the Hawaii aquaculture industry in the Aquaculture America 2020 conference.
HB2041Appropriates funds for DBEDT to establish an aquaculture incubator at the NELHA to bring together entrepreneurs and investors to develop Hawaii's aquaculture industryHD1
HB1962Requires the DBEDT to conduct an economic development study on automated manufacturing opportunities in Hawaii.HD1
HB2558Appropriates moneys to the DBEDT for the expansion of Creative Lab HawaiiHD1
HB2121Establishes a Center for Women in Technology within the UH, Department of Information and Computer Sciences.HD1
HB2224Amends the definition of "qualified high technology business" to include any business operating a hotel, motel, restaurant, or similar business under the Hawaii Technology Investment Program.HD1
Creates a Hawaii Innovation and Technology Authority to grow Hawaii's innovation and technology industry to be placed under the DBEDT for administrative purposes.HD1
HB1959Expands the duties and functions of the DBEDT to include innovative activity development.HD1
Establishes a nonrefundable income tax credit for small business research and development activities within the State
HB2581Establishes the Office of Public-Private Partnership and the position of State Public-Private Partnership Coordinator.
SB2705Establishes an office of public-private partnership within DBEDT
HB2460Authorizes the establishment of a Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) microgrid demonstration project for the generation, storage, and distribution of renewable energy on property controlled by NELHAHD1
HB2557Appropriates moneys to the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to support the internship and economic development programs of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration SystemsHD1
HB1971Authorizes the issuance of SPRB to assist Kunoa Cattle Company, LLC, to fund the construction of a multi-species livestock farm, expansion of the slaughter and processing infrastructure, development of distribution assets and agritourism services, and expanding renewable energy assetsHD1
HB2607Requires the Department of Education (DOE) to develop and implement a statewide computer science curricula plan for public school students in K-12 and ensure each public high school offers at least one computer science course each school year. Authorizes DOE to contract for computer science teacher development programs. HD1


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