HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-FIFTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2009

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM, CULTURE, & INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Rep. Joey Manahan, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Lyla B. Berg

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Glenn Wakai

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Jessica Wooley

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. K. Mark Takai

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, February 02, 2009

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 681

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Requires that not less than      % of moneys allocated to the tourism special fund from the transient accommodations tax be used for tourism product development.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 753

Status

TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Repeals cap on deposit of transient accommodations tax (TAT) revenues into the convention center enterprise special fund. Increases percentage of TAT revenues to be deposited into the tourism special fund from 34.2% to 37.9%. Repeals deposit of excess revenues into the general fund.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 756

Status

RELATING TO THE GENERAL EXCISE TAX.

Provides a general excise tax exemption for amounts received for the provision of facilities and services for convention, meeting, and incentive program events that are paid for by national and international organizations.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 678

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Requires Hawaii tourism authority to submit annual budget to legislature for approval. Requires expenditure caps on marketing, product development, and administration. Allows adjustment within each of the 3 categories, but not to exceed approved respective maximum expenditure limits.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 682

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Reduces the term of contracts, except for contracts for use of the convention center facility, the Hawaii tourism authority may enter into from 5 to 2 years.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 684

Status

RELATING TO HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Requires HTA budgetary controls in effect on January 1, 2008 to be made permanent. Allows changes to budgetary controls only with legislative approval.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 754

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Removes the directors of DBEDT and transportation, chairperson of the BLNR, and executive director of the state foundation on culture and the arts from the Hawaii tourism authority board. Requires members to be appointed by the mayors, senate president, and speaker of the house of representatives. Creates advisory group.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 755

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Repeals sunset of provisions that allow the Hawaii tourism authority (HTA) to continue to: (1) hire its own attorneys; (2) exempt its accounts from comptroller's supervision; (3) use its own business and accounting forms; (4) use 5% of the tourism special fund for administration and appoint a sports coordinator; and (5) require the HTA to provide income and expenditure data to the comptroller.

 

TCI, FIN

HB 960

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Broadens definition of "tourism emergency" and provides for plans and programs to address them.

 

TCI, PBS, FIN

HB 1472

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Make various amendments to clarify the Hawaii Tourism Authority law.

 

TCI, LAB, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing with a transmittal cover indicating:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number; and

     The number of copies the Committee is requesting.

 

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Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 4 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 586-6271(Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (Neighbor Islands); or

EMAIL: For comments less than 5 pages in length, transmit to TCItestimony@capitol.hawaii.gov.

 

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Rep. Joey Manahan

Chair