STAND. COM. REP. NO. 907

 

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 Tourism, to which was referred H.R. No. 22 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 to conduct an analysis of the need for licensing and regulating transient vacation rentals as proposed in H.B. No. 825 and S.B. No. 1237, Regular Session of 2015, as required by section 26H-6, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

Hawaii Association of Realtors and a concerned individual supported this measure. Outrigger Enterprises Group, Rental By Owner Awareness Association, Condominium Rentals Hawaii, South Kohala Management, and two individuals opposed this measure. The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Hawaii Association of Vacation Rental Managers, and two concerned individuals offered comments.

 

Your Committee has amended this measure by:

 

(1) Clarifying that the Auditor is requested to conduct the analysis independently, while leaving intact language that requests the Auditor to consider data and information gathered by other agencies; and

 

(2) Making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for clarity, consistency, and style.

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.R. No. 22, as amended herein, and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance in the form attached hereto as H.R. No. 22, H.D. 1.

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

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TOM BROWER, Chair