HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2016

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Tom Brower, Chair

Rep. Takashi Ohno, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka

Rep. Lynn DeCoite

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

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

TIME:

10:00 am

PLACE:

Conference Room 312

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2987, SD2

(SSCR2812)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Makes permanent the annual $103,000,000 allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the counties. Requires the establishment of a state-county functions working group in 2022 to recommend the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues between the State and counties based upon the division of duties and responsibilities for the provision of public services. Effective 7/1/2076. (SD2)

 

TOU, FIN

SB 83, SD1

(SSCR2735)

Status

RELATING TO APPROPRIATIONS.

Makes an appropriation from the tourism special fund for fiscal year 2016-2017 for travel expenses and subsidies incurred by the intercollegiate athletics program of the University of Hawaii. Requires the governor to determine whether the funding for the travel expenses and subsidies should continue beyond fiscal year 2016-2017. Requires, if determining that such funding should continue, the governor to take appropriate action to implement the determination. (SD1)

 

TOU, HED, FIN

SB 2673, SD2

(SSCR2529)

Status

RELATING TO TRAVEL AGENCIES.

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)

 

TOU, CPC

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Tom Brower

Chair