HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-NINTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2018

 

COMMITTEE ON TOURISM

Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi, Chair

Rep. Beth Fukumoto, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Romy M. Cachola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Rep. Justin H. Woodson

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Gene Ward

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

 

 

NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

TIME:

8:30 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2266

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends the amount of transient accommodations tax revenues to be remitted to the counties. Requires the counties to use transient accommodations tax revenues to enforce ordinances regulating transient accommodations and other short term rentals and for other specific programs.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2458

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Requires the Hawaii Tourism Authority to update the statewide tourism strategic plan and to fund the update of county visitor industry strategic plans. Allocates a portion of transient accommodations tax revenues for the county plans. Establishes a planner position in the Authority to administer the development and implementation of the county plans.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2585

Status

RELATING TO OCEAN SAFETY.

Requires tourism special fund moneys to be made available to support state and county ocean safety programs.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1548

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Retains an unspecified portion of the county allocation of transient accommodations tax revenues to fund an income tax credit for residential property owners in the State.

TOU, FIN

 

 

DECISION MAKING

 

 

The following measure(s) were previously heard on January 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM. No public testimony will be accepted.

 

HB 2012

Status

 

 

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Allocates funds from transient accommodations tax revenues to the Hawaii Tourism Authority to implement initiatives, in conjunction with the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association, to address homelessness in tourist and resort areas.

 

TOU, HHS, FIN

HB 1665

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Amends the amount of transient accommodations tax revenues allocated to the counties from a specified sum to a percentage of the revenues collected.

 

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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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair