2020 Legislative Session

2020 HTDC Bills To Watch

Legislative Calendar Deadlines (credit: Hawaii State Legislature)

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The Legislature is currently in recess until further notice. All previously scheduled hearings have been cancelled and no additional hearings or public meetings will be scheduled until further notice.
HB2139Appropriates funds to support the programs of the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.HD1
SB2500Appropriates funds to the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation for the Hawaii Small Business Innovation Research Program, Manufacturing Assistance Program, and Excelerator Program. Establishes and appropriates funds for a working group to develop a strategic plan for a climate innovation technology park to be located at Coconut Island and to recommend other opportunities for the State to invest in technology to combat climate change. Effective 7/1/2050.SD1
HB2090Removes the sunset provision of Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, making permanent the innovation and commercialization initiative program. Effective 7/1/2050.HD2
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HB2138
Changes the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities to an unspecified amount. Effective 7/1/2050. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020.
Amends the aggregate cap amount of the tax credit for research activities. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2020. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.
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HB2594Requires ETS 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. Effective 7/1/2050.HD2
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. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.HD1
HB2715Establishes 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. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.HD1
HB2256Extends the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017, for certain exemptions from the Ethics Code as related to UH technology transfer from 6/30/2022 to 6/30/2025.HD2
SB3058Provide a three-year extension of the sunset provision in Act 38, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017. Takes effect 6/18/2050.SD2, HD1
SB3059Repeals the sunset provision in Act 39, Session Laws of Hawaii 2017. Effective 7/1/2050.SD1, HD1
HB1910Establishes the sustainable aviation fuel program to provide matching grants to any small business in Hawaii that is developing products related to sustainable aviation fuel or commercial aviation operations greenhouse gas reduction. Appropriates funds. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.HD2
HB2717Extends the alternative energy research and development revolving fund lapse date from 6/30/2020 to 6/30/2021. Appropriates funds for the provision of grants by the Hawaii technology development corporation. Takes effect on 7/1/2112.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
SB1443Prohibits a company from receiving a grant in consecutive years under the manufacturing development program. Effective 7/1/2050.SD1
HCR150Urging the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to convene a working group to explore and propose methods to incentivize women entrepreneurship in Hawaii.
SCR226Urging the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to convene a working group to explore and propose methods to incentivize women entrepreneurship in Hawaii.
SR187Urging the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to convene a working group to explore and propose methods to incentivize women entrepreneurship in Hawaii.

Updated:
20-03-20