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

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 169

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Increases the transient accommodations tax imposed on resort time share vacation units from 7.25% to 9.25% of the fair market rental value.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1288

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Amends the definition of "transient accommodations" to include single family dwellings. Requires the department of taxation to manage a public database of all registered transient accommodation and resort time share vacation plan businesses. Requires filers of transient accommodations tax to include the amount of transient accommodations tax revenues collected by zip code and certificate of registration number on annual tax return.

 

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HB 803

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Amends Act 326, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, by (1) Replacing the term "local contact" with "on-island agent"; (2) Defining the term "on-island agent"; (3) Clarifying that an association's duty to report to DOTAX is limited to the relevant information an association actually receives from a transient accommodation operator; (4) Amending penalties imposed on associations for failure to report; and (5) Repealing the sunset date.

 

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HB 1500

Status

RELATING TO THE CREATIVE MEDIA INDUSTRY.

Assigns to the Hawaii tourism authority the responsibilities for film, television, digital, and new media development. Repeals the film industry activities within the department of business, economic development, and tourism and makes conforming amendments. Appropriates funds from the special fund to the Hawaii tourism authority for implementation of the film, television, digital, and new media development activities.

 

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HB 1387

Status

RELATING TO CONSERVATION AND RESOURCES.

Establishes a surcharge on the sale of activities by activity desks. Requires proceeds to be deposited into the conservation and resources enforcement special fund.

 

TOU, WAL, FIN

HB 1258

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Clarifies the qualification and term limit requirements for the board of directors of the Hawaii tourism authority.

 

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HB 1259

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Makes permanent the Hawaii tourism authority's exemption from supervision by the comptroller, the exemption of the director of the Hawaii tourism authority from the state retirement system, the requirement that all interest and revenues derived from projects or project agreements be deposited into the tourism special fund, and the total compensation package percentage of the executive director.

 

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HB 1327

Status

RELATING TO REAL PROPERTY.

Permits a taxpayer who provides transient accommodations on real property leased from a related entity to claim a general excise tax deduction from the amount of gross proceeds or gross income received from its sublease of the real property.

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair