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 13, 2018

TIME:

9:00 AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

HB 2009

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Amends the definition of transient accommodations for tax purposes to expressly include accessory dwelling units, single family homes, and multi-family homes. Adds a definition of accessory dwelling unit.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2011

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Increases the revenue threshold for the tax administration special fund and allocates the additional moneys to the special enforcement section for the enforcement of the transient accommodations tax.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2605

Status

RELATING TO TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS.

Provides that a county shall be eligible to receive $1,000,000 from the State for the purpose of enforcing all applicable laws and ordinances relating to transient accommodations, provided that no funds shall be released to a county until it has satisfactorily complied with specified conditions. Makes an appropriation from TAT revenues.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2010

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Forgives the debt owed to the State by the Hawaii Tourism Authority for the convention center construction costs and related interest. Reduces the transient accommodations tax revenue allocation to the convention center enterprise special fund. Establishes a convention center repair and maintenance special fund and a convention center emergency special fund and allocates a portion of the transient accommodations tax to those funds. Increases the minimum fund balance of the tourism emergency special fund. Requires annual reports.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 1828, HD1

(HSCR36-18)

Status

RELATING TO TOURISM.

Allocates matching funds from transient accommodations 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 activity. (HB1828 HD1)

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2554, HD1

(HSCR144-18)

Status

RELATING TO HOUSING PRODUCTION.

Requires, between fiscal year 2019-2020 and fiscal year 2029-2030, each county to authorize construction for a specified number of new housing units. Reduces the amount of transient accommodations tax revenue the counties receive for failure to meet the requirements. Allows for recoupment of reduction under certain circumstances. (HB2554 HD1)

 

HSG, TOU, FIN

HB 2008

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Imposes registration requirements and transient accommodations tax on travel agencies and tour packagers that enter into arrangements to furnish transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates on their share of the proceeds.

 

TOU, FIN

HB 2432

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Imposes the transient accommodations tax on additional hotel resort fees that are calculated separately from the advertised transient accommodation's rate.

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair