HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Derek S.K. Kawakami

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

The following measure(s) has been ADDED to the agenda: HB 1257, HB 1448, HB 1452

 

 

HB 825

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Proscribes licensing requirements and enforcement provisions for transient vacation rentals under the department of commerce and consumer affairs. Takes effect on 1/1/2016.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HB 571

Status

RELATING TO CONDOMINIUM CONVERSIONS.

Requires a condominium hotel developer's public report to disclose past years' general excise taxes and transient accommodations taxes for converted condominium hotels. Requires that each condominium hotel operator file an annual report with the real estate commission.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

HB 854

Status

RELATING TO SERVICE CHARGES.

Requires hotels to distribute porterage service charges to employees in full or disclose to customers that the charges are being used for other purposes.

 

TOU, LAB, FIN

HB 1257

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates $3,000,000 of transient accommodations tax revenues to the special land and development fund to be expended according to the mutual agreement of the board of land and natural resources and board of directors of the Hawaii tourism authority and in accordance with the long-range strategic plan for tourism.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1448

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Repeals expenditure from the tourism special fund for development and implementation of initiatives to take advantage of expanded visa programs and increased travel opportunities for international visitors to Hawaii, which expires June 30, 2015. Allocates funds to the special land and development fund to be expended according to a mutual agreement of the board of land and natural resources and the board of directors of the Hawaii tourism authority in accordance with the long-range strategic plan for tourism developed by the Hawaii tourism authority instead of authorizing the allocation to be subject to the mutual agreement under the Hawaii tourism authority strategic plan.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1452

Status

RELATING TO ZONING.

Authorizes the counties to permit the amortization or phasing out 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.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 723

Status

RELATING TO ACTIVITY DESKS.

Requires activity desk to designate fiduciaries in case of certain business closures and to submit monthly financial reports to DCCA. Exempts from the law certain activity desks that operate without compensation.

 

TOU, CPC

HB 999

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Exempts from the transient accommodations tax, accommodations provided solely for use as temporary lodging by an individual, or the individual's immediate family members or companions when the individual is receiving healthcare services in a county in which the individual does not reside.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 4

Status

MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FIFTIETH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT.

Appropriates moneys to subsidize a beach erosion study for the island of Oahu that specifically includes the shoreline areas within the 50th representative district.

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair