THE SENATE
THE TWENTY-SEVENTH LEGISLATURE
REGULAR SESSION OF 2014

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM
Senator Gilbert Kahele, Chair
Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Vice-Chair

MEASURES DEFERRED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 05, 2014

DATE:

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

TIME:

2:45 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 229
State Capitol
415 South Beretania Street

DECISION MAKING ON THE FOLLOWING MEASURE(S):

HB332 HD1
(HSCR764)

Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Authorizes the Hawaii Tourism Authority to enter into grant agreements for the development of visitor industry products and programs.  Effective July 1, 2030.  (HB332 HD1)

TSM, WAM

SB2431
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Amends exemptions granted to the Hawaii tourism authority, under certain conditions, from the supervision of accounts by the comptroller, requirements for publication of consolidated financial statements, and approval of business and accounting forms.

TSM, WAM

SB2432
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Requires the Hawaii Tourism Authority to develop a brand management plan, which includes promoting tourism in the State with destination marketing and other organizations.  Allows the Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold sensitive information from public disclosure if it may be harmful to business interests or necessary to protect Hawaii's competitive advantage as a visitor destination.  Requires the Hawaii Tourism Authority's annual report to include expenditures with descriptions and evaluations of programs funded, and recommendations.  Makes various clarifying and housekeeping amendments throughout chapter 201B, HRS.

TSM, WAM

SB2426
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.
Requires the Hawaii tourism authority's marketing plan to be a single, comprehensive document.  Requires the Hawaii tourism authority to submit a complete and detailed report of the results of the progress of its marketing plan toward achieving the authority's strategic plan goals as part of its annual report to the governor and legislature.

TSM, WAM

SB2968
Status and Testimony

RELATING TO TOURISM STIMULUS INITIATIVES.
Provides an income tax credit for hotel construction and renovation for taxable years beginning on January 1, 2015, and ending on December 31, 2020.

TSM, WAM

No testimony will be accepted.

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE COMMITTEE CLERK AT 808-586-6760.