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, March 20, 2018

TIME:

9:15AM

PLACE:

Conference Room 429

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A G E N D A

 

SB 2504, SD2

(SSCR2814)

Status

RELATING TO THE HAWAII TOURISM AUTHORITY.

Prohibits the Hawaii Tourism Authority from using administrative expense funds in the tourism special fund for marketing Hawaii as a tourism destination. (SD2)

 

TOU, FIN

SB 2699, SD2

(SSCR2661)

Status

RELATING TO THE TRANSIENT ACCOMMODATIONS TAX.

Imposes the transient accommodations tax on hotel resort fees that are calculated separately from the advertised transient accommodation's rate. Clarifies that the transient accommodations tax shall be calculated based on the gross rental. Specifies that the transient accommodations tax is to be collected from transient accommodations intermediaries who arrange transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates in the same manner as transient accommodations operators. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/2018. (SD2)

 

TOU, FIN

SB 2868, SD3

(SSCR2852)

Status

RELATING TO TAXATION.

Imposes registration requirements and the transient accommodations tax on transient accommodations brokers, travel agencies, and tour packagers that enter into arrangements to furnish transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates on their share of the proceeds. Applies to taxable years beginning after 12/31/18. Effective 7/1/2050. (SD3)

 

TOU, FIN

HR 117 / HCR 131 /

Status / Status

URGING THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE, UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE, AND THE TOKYO ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES TO ENCOURAGE OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC ATHLETES TO TRAIN IN HAWAII FOR THE 2020 SUMMER OLYMPICS AND THE 2020 SUMMER PARALYMPICS.

 

 

TOU, FIN

 

 

 

 

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Richard H.K. Onishi

Chair