THE SENATE

S.B. NO.

2673

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2016

S.D. 2

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

RELATING TO TRAVEL AGENCIES.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. The legislature 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. The legislature further finds that travel agencies may sometimes act as activity desks when the travel agencies sell or arrange activities furnished by an activity provider for travelers either as individual activities or as part of a tour package.

The purpose of this Act is to clarify existing law and provide better protection to consumers who purchase activities from travel agencies by requiring travel agencies that act as activity desks to register as activity desks.

SECTION 2. Section 468L-2, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended to read as follows:

"468L-2 Registration and renewal. (a) A travel agency shall register with the director prior to engaging in the business of selling or advertising to sell travel services.

(b) Each travel agency shall renew its registration on or before December 31 of each odd-numbered year. A statement on a form designed and provided by the department verifying that the practices of the travel agency are in accordance with section 468L-5, shall be filed with the renewal.

(c) A travel agency that sells activities individually or as part of a tour package shall register with the director as an activity desk under section 468M-2."

SECTION 3. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2050.

 


 


 

Report Title:

Travel Agency; Activity Desk; Activities; Registration

 

Description:

Requires a travel agency that sells activities individually or as part of a tour package to register as an activity desk. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

 

 

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