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HB 1383 HD 1

SUBJECT: INCOME, Agricultural Imports Replacement; Task Force; Income Tax Credit

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1383 HD 1

INTRODUCED BY: House Committees on Agriculture & Food Systems and Economic Development

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Establishes a task force to identify the top ten fruits or vegetables that are imported into the State but may be commercially grown in the State. Creates an income tax credit to incentivize the production of those fruits or vegetables to obviate the need to import them into the State. Continue reading HB 1383 HD 1

HB 1101, SB 1399

SUBJECT: Stormwater Fees; State Exemption

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1101, SB 1399 [TRN-01]

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI, SB by KOUCHI (Governor’s Package)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Exempts the State and its departments and agencies that maintain or operate a stormwater management system that is interconnected to a county stormwater system from county stormwater user fees. Prohibits each county from denying services to the State or its departments or agencies by reason of nonpayment of user fees. Continue reading HB 1101, SB 1399

HB 954

SUBJECT: INCOME, Amend State Earned Income Tax Credit

BILL NUMBER:  HB 954

INTRODUCED BY: SAIKI, AIU, AMATO, BELATTI, CHUN, COCHRAN, GANADEN, GARRETT, GATES, HASHEM, HASHIMOTO, HOLT, HUSSEY-BURDICK, ICHIYAMA, ILAGAN, KAHALOA, KAPELA, KILA, KITAGAWA, KOBAYASHI, LAMOSAO, LOWEN, MARTEN, MARTINEZ, MATAYOSHI, MIZUNO, MORIKAWA, NAKAMURA, NISHIMOTO, ONISHI, PERRUSO, POEPOE, QUINLAN, SAYAMA, TAKAYAMA, TAKENOUCHI, TAM, TARNAS, TODD, WOODSON, YAMASHITA

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Changes the amount of the state earned income tax credit (EITC) to an unspecified percentage of the federal EITC allowed based on an individual’s federal income tax return. Continue reading HB 954

HB 1448, SB 2051

SUBJECT:  MISCELLANEOUS, Allow Counties to Surcharge Traffic Fines

BILL NUMBER:  HB 1448, SB 2051

INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI by request; SB by KOUCHI by request (Hawaii State Association of Counties package)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:   Authorizes the respective counties to impose and collect fines for violations of the Statewide Traffic Code, in addition to the fines imposed by the State under Chapter 291C, HRS.  If the intent is revenue sharing, we think the measure should be changed to do just that as opposed to raising questions about whether total punishment is excessive and who gets to decide whether a particular violation is settled or prosecuted.

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