Honolulu, Hawaii



RE:    S.B. No. 2673

       S.D. 1




Honorable Ronald D. Kouchi

President of the Senate

Twenty-Eighth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2016

State of Hawaii




     Your Committee on Tourism and International Affairs, to which was referred S.B. No. 2673 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose and intent of this measure is to require a travel agency that sells activities individually or as part of a tour package to register as an activity desk.


     Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs.


     Your Committee finds that a travel agency is required by law to register prior to selling or advertising travel services and an activity desk is required to register prior to selling, contracting for, arranging, or advertising activities that are furnished by an activity provider.  Travel agencies may sometimes act as activity desks when they sell or arrange activities furnished by an activity provider for travelers either as individual activities or as part of a tour package.


     Your Committee has amended this measure by making technical, nonsubstantive amendments for the purposes of clarity and consistency.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism and International Affairs that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2673, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as S.B. No. 2673, S.D. 1, and be referred to your Committee on Commerce, Consumer Protection, and Health.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Tourism and International Affairs,





J. KALANI ENGLISH, Majority Leader