30th Legislature, 2019
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SB364       (?)

Report Title: Tourism; Tour Guides; Department of Land and Natural Resources; Commercial Use Permits; State Parks; Na Ala Hele Trails; Commercial Instructor and Operator Permits; Ocean Recreation Management Areas; Motor Carriers; Certificates and Permits Covering Transportation of Persons; Hawaii Ecotourism Association; Sustainable Tourism Certificate; ... (see document for full report title)
Description: Beginning July 1, 2022, requires persons who use the Na Ala Hele trail system for commercial purposes and applicants for new and renewal commercial use permits in state parks, small boat harbors, and ocean recreation management areas; instructor/operator permits; and common carrier certificates and contract carrier permits covering the transportation of passengers to hold and annually maintain a sustainable tourism certificate from the Hawaii Ecotourism Association, achieve and maintain green business recognition by the Hawaii Green Business Program, and ensure that at least one-third of staff members employed by the applicant who have direct contact with visitors are certified as professional tour guides. Requires the University of Hawaii to update the certification for professional tour guides curriculum and examination, subject to approval by the aha moku advisory committee, by JuneĀ 30, 2020, and every ten years thereafter. Requires recertification and renewal of certification for professional tour guides every two years.
Package: None
Current Referral:
Introducer(s): DELA CRUZ, S. Chang, Keith-Agaran

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