HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2011

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Karen L. Awana

Rep. Scott Y. Nishimoto

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Cindy Evans

Rep. Corinne W.L. Ching

Rep. Mark J. Hashem

Rep. Barbara C. Marumoto

Rep. Angus L.K. McKelvey

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Monday, January 31, 2011

TIME:

9:15 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 809

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Temporarily increases from 07/01/2011 to 06/30/2015 the transient accommodations tax rate on time share units.

 

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HB 1163

Status

RELATING TO TIME SHARE TAXATION.

Modifies the transient accommodations tax provisions regarding time share units.

 

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HB 976

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides that the transient accommodation tax shall be assessed and collected at a minimum rate of $8 per day per unit. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

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HB 1539

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Imposes the Transient Accommodations Tax on resort fees.

 

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HB 371

Status

RELATING TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY.

Provides a seven to ten percent tax credit for construction and renovations costs on hotel property incurred after December 31, 2010, through December 31, 2016.

 

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HB 1653

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides a seven to ten per cent tax credit for construction and renovation costs on hotel property through December 31, 2015. Effective July 1, 2011.

 

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HB 394

Status

PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF HAWAII TO LEGALIZE SLOT MACHINE GAMBLING AND GAMBLING BY VIDEO POKER MACHINES.

Proposes a constitutional amendment to legalize slot machine and video poker gambling that are not visible from the street in designated resort areas within Waikiki on the island of Oahu as provided by law.

 

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HB 937

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Creates temporary tourism economic district task force to study ways to revitalize a specific area of Waikiki, including issues of fast-track zoning, infrastructure development, mixed land use, and the use of tax incentives. Report by December 31, 2011. Terminates on June 30, 2012.

 

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HB 84

Status

RELATING TO PUBLIC SAFETY.

Appropriate funds to make necessary repairs to the seawall that runs parallel to the shore from 2957 Kalakaua avenue to Coconut avenue in Waikiki, Oahu.

 

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HB 548

Status

RELATING TO TRESPASS.

Holds authors and publishers of visitor websites and publications liable to readers who suffer injury or death as a result of being enticed to trespass; exempts property owners from liability.

 

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DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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     The Committee the comments are directed to;

     The date and time of the hearing;

     Measure number;

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair