2020 Legislative Session

2020 HTDC Bills To Watch

Legislative Calendar Deadlines (credit: Hawaii State Legislature)

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20-01-27

HB2139Appropriates funds to support the programs of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.HD1
SB3005Appropriates funds for operating expenses of the department of business, economic development, and tourism.
SB2500Appropriates funds to the Hawaii technology development corporation for the small business innovation research program, manufacturing assistance program, and excelerator program.
HB1685Establishes an income tax credit for investment in qualified businesses that develop cybersecurity and artificial intelligence. HD1
HB2090Removes the sunset provision of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, making permanent the innovation and commercialization initiative program.HD1
SB2545
HB2138
Increases the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities from $5,000,000 to $25,000,000. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.HD1
HB2594Requires DCCA to establish a blockchain working group to determine a recommended definition for blockchain technology and recommendations for individuals, businesses, and state agencies to use blockchain technology and report to the legislature. Appropriates funds.HD2
SB2546Establishes the division of aerospace development within the Hawaii technology development corporation to grow investments and job opportunities in the aerospace industry and for workforce development. Transfers all rights, powers, functions, and duties of the office of aerospace development and Pacific international space center for exploration systems to the division of aerospace development. Provides for the transfer of employees. Repeals the office of aerospace development and Pacific international space center for exploration systems within DBEDT. Establishes the Hawaii broadband office within the Hawaii technology development corporation. Appropriates funds.SD1
HB2681Authorizes the issuance of revenue bonds pursuant to part III of chapter 39, HRS, and appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the purpose of constructing one Oahu and one neighbor island electrolysis hydrogen production, storage, and dispensing facility to be managed by the Hawaii Center for Advanced Transportation Technologies. Appropriates funds.HD1
SB2944
HB2715
Establishes the research and technology grant program within the high technology development corporation to provide grants to qualified research and technology companies in Hawaii for eligible projects. Establishes program guidelines and eligibility criteria for research and technology companies. Requires eligible projects to foster science, technology, engineering, or mathematics education at the K-12 or university levels. Appropriates funds to the program.HD1
HB2256Removes the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, by making permanent certain exemptions from the Ethics Code as related to UH technology transfer.HD2
SB3058Repeals the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017.SD1
SB3059Repeals the sunset provision in Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017.
HB1910Establishes the sustainable aviation fuel program to provide grants to any business in Hawaii that is developing products related to sustainable aviation fuel or aviation greenhouse gas reduction. Appropriates funds.HD1
HB2717Extends the alternative energy research and development revolving fund lapse date from 6/30/2020 to 6/30/2021. Appropriates funds into and out of the alternative energy research and development revolving fund for the provision of grants by the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation.HD1
HB2140Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to develop and implement an investment in innovative technologies plan to support the advancement of innovative technologies in the areas of energy, transportation, agriculture, and water. Appropriates funds.
HB2264Establishes the Executive Office on Broadband Development within the Office of the Governor. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council. Establishes the Hawaii Broadband Advisory Council special fund. Appropriates funds.HD1