STAND. COM. REP. NO.  1355

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2015

 

RE:   H.R. No. 22

      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 Consumer Protection & Commerce, to which was referred H.R. No. 22, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"HOUSE RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT AN ANALYSIS OF THE NEED FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF TRANSIENT VACATION RENTALS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

     The purpose of this measure is to request the Auditor, as required by section 26H-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes, to conduct a sunrise analysis of the regulatory scheme proposed by H.B. No. 825 and S.B. No. 1237, Regular Session of 2015, regarding the need for licensing and regulating transient vacation rentals.

 

     The Hawaii Association of Vacation Rental Managers, Rentals by Owner Awareness Association, and several individuals opposed this measure.  The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs commented on this measure.

 

     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 22, H.D. 1, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.

 


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce,

 

 

 

 

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ANGUS L.K. McKELVEY, Chair