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, March 21, 2017

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 704, SD2

(SSCR782)

Status

RELATING TO VACATION RENTALS.

Establishes an online vacation rental working group to develop effective data collection methods that can assist state and county governments in monitoring the impact that short-term vacation rentals have on tax collections, housing stock, and the State's brand as a vacation destination; address compliance and enforcement challenges; and create effective proposals to ensure certain housing remains in long-term rental or eligible rental use for a mandatory time period. Appropriates funds for the working group to perform its duties. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

TOU, FIN

SB 1290, SD2

(SSCR879)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Repeals the requirement that a certain amount of the allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to the tourism special fund be used for the development and implementation of initiatives to take advantage of expanded visa programs and increased travel opportunities for international visitors to Hawaii. Increases the allocation to the counties from $93,000,000 to $108,000,000 for fiscal years beginning after 6/30/2017. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD2)

 

TOU, FIN

HR 130 / HCR 202 /

Status / Status

REQUESTING THE AUDITOR TO CONDUCT A MANAGEMENT AUDIT OF THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

 

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

Persons wishing to offer comments should submit testimony at least 24 hours prior to the hearing. Testimony should indicate:

     Testifier's name with position/title and organization;

     The Committee(s) to which the comments are directed;

     The date and time of the hearing; and

     Measure number.

 

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PAPER: 10 copies (including an original) to Room 322 in the State Capitol;

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair