STAND. COM. REP. NO.2254
RE: S.B. No. 2346
Honorable Robert Bunda
President of the Senate
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2346 entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY RIGHTS,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this measure is to redefine the term "hotel" in the penal code.
The Hawaii Hotel Association and Maui Hotel Association testified in support of this measure.
The penal code defines "hotel" as a structure in which all of the tenants are roomers or boarders. Your Committee finds that this definition does not accurately reflect the lodging and hospitality establishments of today, which often include retail and food service tenants. Therefore, this measure redefines "hotel" to mean a structure in which a majority of the tenants are roomers or boarders.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2346 and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Judiciary.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism and Intergovernmental Affairs,
DONNA MERCADO KIM, Chair