STAND. COM. REP. NO.  26

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.B. No. 1452

      H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Joseph M. Souki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2015

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

     Your Committee on Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 1452 entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO ZONING,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to clarify the counties' zoning authority regarding single-family transient vacation rentals by authorizing the counties to permit the amortization or phasing out by ordinance of nonconforming single-family transient vacation rental units or nonconforming single-family transient vacation units over a reasonable period of time in an area of any zoning classification.

 

     The County of Hawaii Planning Department, County of Kauai Planning Department, a Council Chair of the Kauai County Council, and two concerned individuals supported this measure.  

 

     Your Committee has amended this measure by changing its effective date to July 1, 2020, to promote further discussion.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 1452, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1452, H.D. 1, and be referred to the Committee on Water & Land.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism,

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair