THE SENATE

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Senator Gilbert Kahele, Chair

Senator J. Kalani English, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Chair

Senator Brian T. Taniguchi, Vice Chair

 

COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY AND LABOR

Senator Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran, Chair

Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro, Vice Chair

 

NOTICE OF HEARING DEFERRED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015

 

 

DATE:

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TIME:

9:00 a.m.

PLACE:

Conference Room 229

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

The Committees will meet to continue the hearing started on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 on the measures listed below.  The Committees were unable to complete the hearing on February 17, 2015 due to time constraints.  Additional written and verbal testimony will be accepted.

 

SB 201

      Status & Testimony

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 (takes effect on 1/1/2016).  Makes failure to register as a business of furnishing transient accommodations a class C felony rather than a misdemeanor.  Requires filers of transient accommodations tax to include the amount of transient accommodations tax revenues collected by zip code on tax return form.  Requires filers of transient accommodations tax to include certificate of registration number on annual tax return.  Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/14.

 

TSI/CPN/JDL, WAM

SB 519

      Status & Testimony

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Requires that a transient accommodations tax certificate of registration number and address of each transient accommodation and time share vacation unit be conspicuously displayed on all internet advertisements for transient accommodations and time share vacation units.  Makes it a criminal offense for any person who fails to conspicuously display the registration number and address on internet advertisements and assesses escalating fines for subsequent violations.  Allows the department of taxation to increase the amount of the initial fine through rule making.  Adds single-family dwellings to the definition of "transient accommodations" in chapter 237D, Hawaii Revised Statutes.

 

TSI/CPN/JDL, WAM

 

Decision Making to follow, if time permits.

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Tourism and International Affairs.

 

FOR AMENDED NOTICES:  Measures that have been deleted are stricken through and measures that have been added are underscored.  If a measure is both underscored and stricken through, that measure has been deleted from the agenda.

 

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