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 18, 2015

TIME:

9:30 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 197

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated to the counties from a specified sum to a percentage of the revenues collected.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 373

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated to the counties from a specified sum to an unspecified percentage of the revenues collected.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 833

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Makes permanent the current amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated for distribution to the counties.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 403

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Removes the current cap on transient accommodations tax revenues to be distributed to the counties and establishes the distribution of these revenues as a percentage of TAT collected for infrastructure and services related to increased tourism.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 444, HD1

(HSCR150)

Status

RELATING TO BEACH PROTECTION.

Expands the scope of the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Beach Restoration Plans to include beach conservation. Allocates funds from the Transient Accommodations Tax to be used in accordance with the Hawaii Tourism Strategic Plan and for beach restoration and conservation. (HB444 HD1)

 

WAL, TOU, FIN

HB 379, HD1

(HSCR56)

Status

RELATING TO FINANCING FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN NORTH KONA.

Authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds to develop a new HHSC hospital in North Kona. Allocates a portion of the Transient Accommodations Tax to fund the bond issuance. (HB379 HD1)

 

HLT, TOU, FIN

HB 133

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Provides an income tax credit for costs incurred in new hotel construction.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 572

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Provides an income tax credit for qualified hotel construction and renovation for taxable years beginning in the period after December 31, 2015, through December 31, 2020.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1194

Status

RELATING TO AGRICULTURAL COMMERCE.

Repeals provision requiring counties to adopt ordinances regulating agricultural tourism as a precondition for allowing agricultural tourism activities in an agricultural district. Allows agricultural commerce, rather than agricultural tourism, in an agricultural district.

 

TOU, JUD

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

While every effort will be made to incorporate all testimony received, materials received on the day of the hearing or improperly identified or directed, may be distributed to the Committee after the hearing.

 

Submit testimony in ONE of the following ways:

PAPER: 3 copies (including an original) to Room 332 in the State Capitol;

FAX: For testimony less than 5 pages in length, transmit to 808-586-9421 (Oahu) or 1-800-535-3859 (for Neighbor Islander without a computer to submit testimony through e-mail or the Web); or

WEB: For testimony less than 10MB in size, transmit from http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/submittestimony.aspx.

 

Testimony submitted will be placed on the legislative website. This public posting of testimony on the website should be considered when including personal information in your testimony.

 

If you require special assistance or auxiliary aids and/or services to participate in the House public hearing process (i.e., sign or foreign language interpreter or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the Committee Clerk at 586-8520 or email your request for an interpreter to HouseInterpreter@Capitol.hawaii.gov at least 24 hours prior to the hearing for arrangements. Prompt requests submitted help to ensure the availability of qualified individuals and appropriate accommodations.

 

Selected meetings are broadcast live. Check the current legislative broadcast schedule on the "Capitol TV" website at www.capitoltv.org or call 536-2100.

 

 

 

 

________________________________________

Rep. Tom Brower

Chair