HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2017

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Chair

Rep. James Kunane Tokioka, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Gene Ward

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 830

Status

RELATING TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Amends the distribution of revenues collected by the transient accommodations tax.

 

TOU, TRN, FIN

HB 1470

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Allows hosting platforms registered with the department of taxation to act as tax collectors on behalf of the short-term rental lodging operators and applies the general excise tax on short-term rental lodging. Requires hosting platforms to report detailed operator information, including addresses and number of booking transactions, with the filing of tax returns and requires short-term rental lodging operators to keep records of each booking transaction for a period of at least three years. Limits the number of short-term rental lodging units that can be registered by any one operator and sets a cap of the number of nights permitted. Creates a surcharge on short-term rental lodging in the State to fund supportive services for Hawaii's homeless.

 

TOU, JUD, FIN

HB 1471

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Allows transient accommodations brokers to register as tax collection agents to collect and remit general excise and transient accommodations taxes on behalf of operators and plan managers using their services. Ensures that the subject property is in compliance with applicable land use laws. Allocates $1,000,000 of TAT revenues to each county for FY 2017-2018. Sunsets on 12/31/2022.

 

TOU, CPC, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair