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Lobbying to protect Acts 221, 215 HI Tech Tax Credits

This year’s legislative session will prove to be critical for those of us who find the current tax credit laws integral to our development plans.
Georgia Skinner over at DBEDT had confirmed a number of weeks ago that the Lingle Administration was going to look at these Hi Tech industry tax credits in attempting to balance the state budget. Rumblings have also been heard from a number of Senators and Reps.
The Honolulu Advertiser ran an article on the upcoming budget and it contained this quote:
Lingle would also try to generate more money through tax collections and by tightening the state's high-technology investment tax credits.

I will be lobbying (this is a late start; most lobbying efforts should begin in Sept-Oct before things get busy). No choice on this one. I will be concentrating on the Senate as opposed to the House.
The Senate committees I will focus on are the Economic Development and Technology Committee and the Ways And Means Committee.

Econ Dev & Tech Committee
Carol Fukunaga, Chair
11th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 216
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6890
Fax 808-586-6899
senfukunaga@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair
5th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 231
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6070
fax 808-586-6071
senbaker@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Clayton Hee, Committee Member
23rd Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 228
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7330
Fax 808-586-7334
senhee@Capitol.hawaii.gov

David Y. Ige, Committee Member
16th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 215
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6230
fax 808-586-6231
sendige@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Sam Slom, Committee Member
8th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 222
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-8420
fax 808-586-8426
senslom@Capitol.hawaii.gov


Ways and Means (WAM)
Donna Mercado Kim, Chair
14th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 210
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7200
fax 808-586-7205
senkim@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Shan S. Tsutsui, Vice Chair
4th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 206
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7344
fax 808-586-7348
sentsutsui@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Suzanne Chun Oakland
13th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 226
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6130
fax 808-586-6131
senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov

J. Kalani English
6th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 205
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7225
fax 808-586-7230
senenglish@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Carol Fukunaga
11th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 216
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-8420
fax 808-586-8426
senfukunaga@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Brickwood Galuteria
12th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 208
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6740
fax 808-586-6829
sengaluteria@capitol.hawaii.gov

Clayton Hee
23rd Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 228
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7330
fax 808-586-7334
senhee@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Gary L. Hooser
Majority Leader
7th Senatorial District
Hawai'i State Capitol, Room 214
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6030
fax 808-586-6031
senhooser@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Michelle Kidani
17th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 203
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7100
fax 808-586-7109
senkidani@capitol.hawaii.gov

Russell S. Kokubun
2nd Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 407
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-6760
fax 808-586-6689
senkokubun@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Jill N. Tokuda
24th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 218
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-7215
fax 808-586-7220
sentokuda@Capitol.hawaii.gov

Fred Hemmings
25th Senatorial District
Hawaii State Capitol, Room 221
415 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Ph 808-586-8388
fax 808-586-7240
senhemmings@Capitol.hawaii.gov



Help and coordination with other tech orientated companies would benefit our sector. I have lobbying experience, but this is a late start and actual companies now have to step up to the plate. I hope and trust that the HVCA will also give voice to our mutual concerns, but the spearhead on this one has to come from real companies with real paychecks.

Dave Takaki
Editions Limited
808-735-7644
editionslimited@hawaii.rr.com

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