2021 Legislative Session

2021 HTDC Bills To Watch

Legislative Calendar Deadlines (credit: Hawaii State Legislature)

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02-24-21

HB1299Repeals various non-general funds of the department of agriculture; department of business, economic development, and tourism;...
HB683Establishes 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.HD1
SB579
HB689
Authorizes the issuance of special purpose revenue bonds to assist the House of Aloha Enterprises LLC, with planning, designing, constructing, and equipping facilities for the manufacturing and processing of certain products.SD1, HD1
HB56Requires the senate president and house speaker to be notified in writing upon the receipt of any federal-aid moneys for expenditure by the State within ten days following receipt.
SB263Transfers oversight of the "Made-in-Hawaii" program as it relates to manufactured products to the department of business, economic development, and tourism. Places the "Grown in Hawaii with Aloha" program under the management of the department of agriculture...SD1
HB1170Establishes the state venture capital program that provides venture capital investments in early stage small businesses in the State. Effective 7/1/2050.HD1
SB935Establishes the Office of Aerospace Development in the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation instead of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism. Repeals the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems. Transfers the rights, powers, functions, and duties of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems to the Office of Aerospace Development.SD2
HB38Short form bill relating to technology.
HB39Short form bill relating to technology.
HB1169Short form bill relating to technology.
HB809Establishes the Hawaii broadband office within Hawaii technology development corporation. Establishes the position of state broadband strategy officer. Renames the broadband assistance advisory council as the broadband advisory council and amends its purpose and membership. Requires the chief executive officer of the Hawaii technology development corporation to convene and chair the broadband advisory council. Appropriates funds.HD2
SB1421Creates a task force with the University of Hawaii and the department of business, economic development, and tourism that explores how dual use technology can be used to promote economic recovery and diversify the state's economy. Makes appropriation.SD1
HB1191Establishes the broadband infrastructure grant program to award grants to applicants to extend deployment of infrastructure used to provide broadband service to unserved areas of the State. Amends the Hawaii technology loan revolving fund to change it to the Hawaii broadband infrastructure fund, including the types of funds deposited into the fund. Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for the broadband infrastructure grant program.HD2
HB59Repeals, abolishes, or reclassifies various non-general funds of the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism.HD1
SB242Requires public and charter schools to offer education in computer science. Requires annual reports.SD2
HB1273Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make a public disclosure identifying the names of the taxpayers who are receiving certain tax credits and the total amount of tax credit received for specific economic activities.HD1
SB927Provides that up to $50,000 per year in income earned and proceeds derived from stock options or stock by an employee from a qualified high technology business, as defined therein, or an investor who qualifies for a high technology business investment tax credit, shall be excluded from taxation, provided the employee or investor is a resident of the State, and provided further that amounts in excess of $50,000 in the taxable year shall be taxed at the applicable income tax rate.SD1
SB497Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the food manufacturing industry in the State. Applies to taxable years beginning after December 31, 2020.SD1
SB158Prohibits certain state officials and employees from representing certain interests regarding any state administrative or legislative action for 12 months after termination from their respective positions.
SB1034Expands board and public participation by giving boards the option, in conjunction with in-person meetings, to use interactive conference technology to remotely conduct public meetings under the Sunshine Law, even when no emergency has been declared by government authorities. Authorizes boards to exclude the public from nonpublic locations, such as homes, where board members are physically present when remote board meetings are held by interactive conference technology, with members of the public given the option to participate either remotely or at an in-person public location. Establishes requirements for the conduct of remote meetings.
HB825Specifies the Governor's emergency powers to include the authority to assume control, use, or operate any state facility at no cost or requirement of compensation.HD1
SB65Allows direct shipment of all forms of liquor, rather than just wine, by certain licensees. Requires the county liquor commissions to adopt rules and regulations.SD1
HB1273Requires the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism to make a public disclosure identifying the names of the taxpayers who are receiving certain tax credits and the total amount of tax credit received for specific economic activities.HD1
SB662Requires that new income tax credits include a 5-year sunset or a gradual reduction.SD1
SB973Amends the Money Transmitters Act. Changes the chapter and short title to Monetary Transmitters Modernization Act. Incorporates definitions of key terms provided in the Model Money Services Business Law published by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. Adds supporting documentation to be submitted by a license applicant...SD1
HB912Consolidates the survey and certification requirements for the research activities tax credit. Requires the certification on a first come, first served basis by date subject to certain conditions. Adds a cap for the taxpayer and related entities. Effective 7/1/2050.HD1