STAND. COM. REP. NO.  36-18


Honolulu, Hawaii

                , 2018


RE:   H.B. No. 1828

      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 Tourism, to which was referred H.B. No. 1828 entitled:




begs leave to report as follows:


     The purpose of this bill is to effectuate its title.


     H.B. No. 1828 was introduced as a short-form bill, which is sometimes referred to as a "vehicle" bill primarily used to introduce a bill containing only a general idea as to the purpose of the bill without specific details in the long form.


     Your Committee has amended the bill to provide the substantive contents of the bill in long form so that a public hearing may be properly held on its substantive contents.


     The purpose of this amended measure is to allocate matching funds from transient accommodation tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority to support initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to mitigate the negative impacts on communities caused by tourism activities.


     As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Tourism that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the action to report out H.B. No. 1828, as amended herein, and recommends that it be recommitted to your Committee on Tourism, for the purpose of holding a public hearing thereon, in the form attached hereto as H.B. No. 1828, H.D. 1.



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