STAND. COM. REP. NO. 1034-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2018


RE: H.B. No. 2587

H.D. 1





Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Twenty-Ninth State Legislature

Regular Session of 2018

State of Hawaii




Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 2587 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


The purpose of this measure is to extend the period by six months that a county may adopt a surcharge on state tax, under certain conditions, from March 31, 2018, to September 30, 2018.

The Mayor of the County of Hawaii, a Councilmember of the Hawaii County Council, and one individual testified in support of this measure. The Department of Taxation and Tax Foundation of Hawaii provided comments.


Your Committee has amended this measure by changing the effective date to July 1, 2030, to encourage further discussion.


As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 2587, as amended herein, and recommends that it pass Second Reading in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 2587, H.D. 1, and be placed on the calendar for Third Reading.


Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,