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Hawaii Bill HB1405
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Patnode Jul 2, 2009.

 

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Daniel Leuck commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"I am very happy to hear this for multiple reasons. I hope voters remember the actions of legislators on both sides of this bill."
May 7, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Sorry I haven't updated this in a while.   Well it looks like this bill didn't pass this year.  It went into conference ant there was a stalemate between the Streamline Tax approach (Hawaii Senate Wants This) and the Nexus Tax…"
May 6, 2011
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Apr 22, 2011
Daniel Leuck commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"@Dean Senator Fukunaga is a smart woman. If you propose a strong case against this bill I'm confident she will support you. If there is anyway I can help just let me know."
Apr 2, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Daniel, I wish the general public new more about this bill.  It is amazing to see right in front my face how little thought goes into passing these bills.  If you were to ask all of the representatives that voted yes for this bill why they…"
Apr 2, 2011
Daniel Leuck commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"@Dean You are spot on. The math is laughable. They will collect nothing. All the affiliate networks will drop us like a hot potato. All they are doing is stymieing web entrepreneurship. Representative Ward deserves an enormous amount of credit for…"
Apr 2, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"On Thursday night I went to the capitol to testify.  Personally, it was very frustrating as the bill passed. I tried so hard to explain the true implications of this bill, but it seems the Representatives were tuned out and didn't really…"
Apr 2, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Tomorrow there is a public hearing for SB1355 at 5:00 PM.  You may also submit written testimonial via email or go to the state capitol in person. Read more here. http://capitol.hawaii.gov/session2011/hearingnotices/HEARING_FIN_03-31-11_4_.HTM"
Mar 30, 2011
Daniel Leuck commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"@Cameron It was introduced by Rep. Isaac Choy."
Mar 26, 2011
Ryan commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Thanks (again), Dean, for the heads up. Blogged this: http://www.hawaiiweblog.com/2011/03/25/hawaii-amazon-tax-back I had to update it to reflect all the gutting and copying and pasting. I'll never understand these weird legislative…"
Mar 25, 2011
Daniel Leuck commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"I wonder if Representative McKelvey has thought about the fact that on his island, with even fewer employment options than Oahu, there are a fair number of people who eek out their living via their website."
Mar 24, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Just got an update on the bill. The effective date of the bill is really called a “defective date.”  Legislators put it into bills to ensure that a bill doesn’t accidentally pass both chambers. The date effectively makes the…"
Mar 24, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Yesterday there was a hearing on this bill.  Here is the details on what happened. Sen. Fukunaga gutted HB 1183 (Amazon Tax Bill) and replaced it with her bill, SB 1355 – the Streamlines Sales/Use Tax.  She did this because Rep.…"
Mar 24, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"I'm sure it will get amended but that is classic.  "
Mar 23, 2011
Dean Takamine commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Hi Paul, thanks for the comment. Please contact your representatives and educate them on this bill.  There is a public hearing on this bill today at the State Capitol.  Emailing is great but there is great influence in talking to them over…"
Mar 23, 2011
Paul Graydon commented on Dean Takamine's blog post Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry
"Heh..  "Effective July 1, 2112. (HB1183 HD2)"  I don't think I care any more, I'll be dead by then ;)"
Mar 23, 2011

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Hawaii's Amazon Tax Bill - The Implications On Hawaii's Tech Industry

Aloha, currently Hawaii legislators are trying to pass an Internet tax law. Yes, Hawaii legislators think you should be paying even more taxes. Normally I am not a political person but after reading this bill I strongly believe this is bad for Hawaii.

 

The scary part is If you take a deeper look into this proposed bill you will see it has a dramatic negative affect on Hawaii's tech industry.  This includes the entire online media (content sites, photographers, video, bloggers,…

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Posted on March 22, 2011 at 5:30pm — 19 Comments

Urgent! Help Stop HB1405 - The Bill That Will Devastate Hawaii's Online Media Industry

I hate to be dramatic but the future of Hawaii's online media industry is in jeopardy and your immediate action is needed. Bill HB1405 is a bill that could cause a huge blow to Hawaii's Online Media Industry. It will handicap Hawaii's Online Media by not allowing them to fully monetize their websites giving an advantage to international and mainland companies and professionals.



Frankly, I am very surprised that there has not been more support against this bill from Hawaii's tech… Continue

Posted on June 12, 2009 at 5:00pm — 80 Comments

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At 11:27pm on June 13, 2009, Dave Zuls said…
I don't work at Hawaiian Airlines any more. Maybe I can contact the guy who currently manages the affiliate program and get him so say something.
At 5:59pm on June 12, 2009, Mika Leuck said…
E komo mai Dean!

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