Hawaii Film Blog

Friday, February 03, 2006

House Film Bills Make It Through Round 1

This morning, HB2421 (investment tax credit 20% buy-back bill) passed out of the House EDB-TAC hearing with some slight technical and stylistic amendments, and HB3080 (15-20% production tax credit) passed out of TAC as is this morning. Supporters of the former were DBEDT and DoTax. Supporters of the latter were DBEDT, DoTax, Labor Unions (SAG, IATSE, Teamsters), Hawaii Film & Entertainment Board, Honolulu Film Office, Big Island Film Office, Maui Film Office, Pae'Aina Communications, Estate of James Campbell, Ko'lina Resort & Marina, William Meyer, Hawaii Movie Studios, Dana Hankins of Redhead Productions, James Sereno of Kinetic Films, Kata Maduli, and Guy Belegaud. The Tax Foundation of Hawaii opposed both bills.

The next stop for these bills? The House Finance committee (FIN) chaired by Rep. Dwight Takamine. Expect a hearing within the next 2-3 weeks. Polish off those testimonies now.

>> HB3080 TAC Committee Report

Summaries of Film Bills
Film Bill Hearings Thursday & Friday
Brush Up Your Legislature!
Public Testimonies Have Clout
Hear, Hear on Hearings
So That's How Bills Get Passed!

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